Texas Attorney Bryan Wilson has some tips for people looking to use fireworks with the Fourth of July coming up on Wednesday, in a video that is sure to capture your attention. As the state only allows the sale of fireworks in the days leading up to major holidays, it’s bound to come in handy, in addition to being quite entertaining.
“Today, we’re going to talk about FIREWORKS SAFETY!” Wilson, who dubs himself the “Texas Law Hawk,” screams at the beginning of the 49-second video while shooting fire into the sky with a flamethrower. The borders of the clip bear the caption, “What not to do with fireworks.”
Wilson continues to engage in a series of dangerous-looking acts with explosives, including setting them off while on a treadmill, and firing them at himself while he uses a shield to protect himself.
In the middle of the stunts, Wilson instructs viewers not to use fireworks near churches, hospitals, gas stations, schools, cars, or other structures. He also notes that if one plans on shooting off fireworks from their own lawn, that should take care to clean and mow it first.
Wilson also tells people not to set off fireworks within city limits, as most areas in Texas don’t allow them in urban environments.
According to the Texas government’s website, fireworks can only legally be sold a few times during the year, before holidays like the Fourth of July and New Year’s, “typically during a week or so” in advance. Individual counties can permit sales before Texas Independence Day (March 2), San Jacinto Day (April 21), Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day.
Despite the limitations on when they can be purchased, people can use fireworks in the state throughout the year in locations where they are not banned.
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