Maybe I've missed the report, but has anyone been fined for fireworks in the City Of Lubbock?

I am personally cool with fireworks. It terrifies my dogs, but I'm willing to pay for my previous sins as a miscreant fireworks offender. I'll comfort my dogs and hope the night passes quickly. The only problem I have is fireworks before or after the evening of the 4th of July (c'mon guys, fire them all at the same time so not only can we get it over with, it will be spectacular?)

I have had occasion to call in a fireworks report (this was over ten years ago before I learned patience, empathy, and 'Merica Fudge Yeah!) and at that time I was told "well, it is the 4th of July". That kind of put me back on the road to "what the hell, if you can't beat 'em join 'em".

This brings to the "Guns n' Hoses" with the L.P.D. and the Lubbock Fire Department. Are you really going to enforce this ban, and how will it be enforced? I know I've heard of people having their fireworks confiscated when they were pulled over in town (and they were VERY suspicious of what happened to them afterward) but have there been any actual tickets issued for firing off fireworks on the 4th of July? Let's just say that reports of any enforcement are rare and those instances are for very extreme violations.

I think if anyone was about real enforcement, the headline on every news site (including this one) would say "XXXX Tickets Handed Out For Fireworks Violations On The 4Th Of July", but that never seems to be the case. I'm not even blaming L.P.D., because who gets into law enforcement to write fireworks tickets and I'm sure they have much better things to do. The only question I have is, why make the threats if you're not going to follow through.

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