Customers sign a release at fireworks retailers saying they will only use the firecrackers for agricultural purposes or will discharge them out of the state. "That's how they get around it," carpenter said. "Legislative people don't plug those loopholes. Not until someone gets hurt."
Carpenter said arrests are few and far between for the misdemeanor offense.
"I don't know if we've ever made an arrest," Carpenter said. "If we get a complaint we go out and tell them to cease and desist."
“If it launches or explodes, it’s illegal,” said Charlotte County Sheriff's Office spokesman Bob Carpenter.