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Fireworks sales down

Matthew Finckbone, Mr. W Fireworks Matthew Finckbone, Mr. W Fireworks

Amarillo, TX - Fireworks merchants in Amarillo say sales were down this year, and they believe a statewide ban is to blame.

The ban of bottle rockets in Texas took place two years ago, but merchants say they are still feeling the burn.

"I mean we loose a lot of money on rockets. Rockets are one of the biggest sellers we have," says Matthew Finckbone with Mr. W Fireworks.

In response to the ban, the group "Friends of Fireworks" has launched a petition to put bottle rockets back on the shelves.

The group says it hopes to persuade officials to reinstate the right to buy, sell and use the explosives.

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