Sumthin that always pissed me awf…any nob can go buy any amount of fireworks(explosives to me). I have a firearm licence and do my own reloads and when I buy powder I have to produce a firearm ticket to get it…yet off ye **** to Tesco n places like it and you can jus get it… it could be used unlawfully…anyone agree?
As in all things addressed by any level of government to solve a "problem", instead of addressing the "problem" (the irresponsible few) it seeks to punish everyone. Since catching the smaller fish is too hard, lets catch all the fish in one net and that sorts it.
However, I agree that the seemingly uncontrolled sale of explosives (as you rightly identify fireworks to be) seems to be out of step with highly regulated and controlled sale of powder for ammunition simply because of intended purpose, when the component parts are relatively identical. Unfortunately, the path of travel on that one was only ever going to be one way and it was never going to be for relaxation.
Remember, the purpose of the Wee Hoosie is to keep churning out laws in a vain effort to look relevant and meaningful.