No way, no how! There is already silly talk of president Obama using executive order to force a nation wide ban on fireworks. Come on people, this is not only possible it may be the biggest knee jerk reaction ever!
While the suspects may (or may not) have purchased fireworks, the amount claimed would not have near the power needed to produce the results we saw in Boston. In Fact, there are many, many readily available common household items that are far more energetic than what the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission allows in Fireworks.
A national chain store is claiming that mortar fireworks similar to these were purchased by the suspects beforehand, so naturally people want to lay the blame SOMEWHERE! They are claiming the “terrorists” were looking for the largest, most powerful fireworks available. What everyone should know is U.S. regulations limit all fireworks imported into the USA to the exact same powder limits, or burst charge strengths per category of firework. For the shells claimed suspected in the possible construction of the Boston Bombings, they are better known in the industry as 60g Canister Shells and perform as seen in this video:
Pretty aren’t they! The fireworks in question are limited to 60 total grams of composition, and only a small portion of that (20g)is allowed to be energetic burst charge with the remaining 40g used in the colored effects, or what you see as pretty in the night sky. The colored effects simply burn, they do NOT explode. In summary, it’s highly unlikely fireworks were the main ingredient, unless new information comes forward that they purchased much, much more than currently being claimed, or it is found that the fireworks in question were overloaded and illegal for use in the USA. We don’t see your fireworks going away anytime soon, it was John Adams himself that said, and we leave you with… “”The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.-I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever.”