Video: The best fireworks show Pennsylvania’s backwards law will let you buy

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So you think fireworks suck in Pennsylvania? Sure, the state follows a 1939 law that prevents residents from using fireworks that make noise or emit real sparks or shoot up more than a couple feet off the ground, even though those fireworks can be sold to out-of-state residents.

Still, you’re wrong. Those fatcat Harrisburg lawmakers forgot about the greatest firework of all: imagination. Who would ask for more? Not Benjamin Franklin, that’s for sure. He didn’t get to use Roman candles when he signed the Declaration of Independence.

So, using only imagination — and Wal Mart — here’s the best fireworks show you can legally buy in Pennsylvania. Pyromaniacs rejoice!

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