WAGNER, S.C., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- West Virginians now have the same opportunities as millions of other Americans to celebrate the fourth of July with a big bang! Having been limited to novelty items and consumer fireworks that never left the ground, a new law allows residents to purchase exciting options, including bottle rockets, artillery missiles and aerial cakes that provide impressive results in the night sky.
Thanks to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's signature on HB 2852, West Virginians won't have to travel to neighboring states to purchase Independence Day excitement. They will be able to lawfully buy fireworks at the tent down the street in their own communities.
New types of fireworks allowed include:
- Bottle rockets, sky rockets and Roman candles
- Missiles and parachutes
- Sky flyers, display shells and aerial items
"Changes to the fireworks laws took effect on June 1. Aerial consumer fireworks that shoot flaming balls, emit reports and produce big nighttime effects will be added to those items permissible for sale," explained Mick Marietta, owner of Jake's Fireworks.
West Virginia legislators anticipate this year's new fireworks tax revenue will produce over $1 million for two designated funds: the Veterans Facility Support Fund and the Fire Protection Fund. Additionally, Marietta expects West Virginia's new law to add significantly to the overall annual revenue in the industry, which is $800 million.
"With the previous ban on aerial consumer fireworks, we feel the demand for this variety of fireworks will be high. We are prepared to meet the demand head-on with quality, value-driven options residents will be chomping at the bit to get," added Marietta. Jake's Fireworks will be supplying West Virginia from its South Carolina warehouse, which is one of eight regional warehouses operated across the United States.
For more information on the company and to view their extensive range of firework products, visit: http://www.jakesfireworks.com.
About Jake's Fireworks
From its humble start with Grandpa Johnny and Grandma Marietta selling fireworks from the back of their house over 75 years ago, Jake's Fireworks has grown to include many retail locations and seasonal stands across the United States. Jake's Fireworks is also a proud sponsor of the Folds of Honor Foundation.
One of Jake's proprietary fireworks is the Excalibur, the #1 selling artillery shell firework of all time.
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