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Fireworks are very dangerous. I didn't know that until I had read that 8 out of every 100,000 kids from the age of 5-14 die from fireworks every year. That is part of the reason that I'll never play with fireworks ever again. Right now, as I'm writing, the California police are trying to make fireworks illegal. I hope that a firecracker never hurts me.

Luckily, the injury rate dropped over 44% from 1994 to 1998. Forty four percent in firework injuries is about 12500 less injuries and that is a lot. The M-80s through M-100s are the most bought and the most harmful. M-100s are the most dangerous and M-80s the least harmful. The ones that I was using were M-88s, which are just in the middle. I am lucky that I wasn't injured using them.

A 15-year-old boy named Louie Jones blew off his nose. He was shooting roman candles at stop signs.

He had to have plastic surgery from the best surgeon in America and that still didn't work. He was one of the many that had to learn the hard way. A month later his mom started doing safety tests and she accidentally blew a manikins head off. This is why I'm never going to touch a firework ever again.