What are you doing to celebrate the birth of our nation?
If you're like many Americans, you'll enjoy time outside with family, a barbecue and some fireworks. And depending on where you live, you may well be breaking the law with your particular choice in pyrotechnics.
Fireworks laws in the U.S. are a patchwork of regulations that vary by state and even by county and local township. Many states with relatively liberal fireworks regulations only allow their sale around Independence Day and New Year's, the most popular holidays for fireworks.