10:45am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Biggest and Baddest Bomb

Americans Sure Do Love Fireworks

Next Wednesday is the Fourth of July, and for many Americans that means fireworks.

Big Daddy's Fireworks in Guild, Tennessee is celebrating their twentieth Independence Day this year. The store has been in business since 1993. Big Daddy's sells consumer fireworks of all kinds. They have smaller fireworks such as bottle rockets, sparklers, Roman candles, but they also have bigger fireworks too. Any tube fountains containing 500 grams (or less) of pyrotechnic materials are sold. According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, Tennessee is one of only 19 states that allow these types of fireworks to be sold to American consumers.

Last year, Americans spent over 600 million on consumer fireworks.