Half of Danes want fireworks to be banned from the public

If you’ve never experienced New Years Eve in Copenhagen and venture out to take a peek tonight, be sure to bring your safety glasses.

It can get pretty chaotic there.

Unlike many other countries, the public is allowed to buy and light fireworks in Denmark and when the clock strikes midnight it can look like a battle zone.

Perhaps this is the reason why almost half of Denmark want to ban fireworks for the private sector.

According to a new Megafon survey conducted on behalf of TV2 News, 46% say the general public shouldn’t be able to get their hands on fireworks.

READ ALSO: Record Amounts of Illegal Fireworks Confiscated

Men and young people oppose
In particular, women and the elderly (both over 50 percent) support a ban, while only 40 percent of men and 30 percent of young people want a ban.

In addition, 52% of those polled said they wanted to ban the public from shooting fireworks outside their private domain.

And 70% said they would prefer the period during which the public are allowed to shoot fireworks to be reduced to just two days (Dec.31-Jan.1). Currently, it runs from December 27 to January 1.

The Danes are expected to shell out around 450 million crowns for fireworks this year. And not everything is legitimate.

Earlier this week, authorities revealed that over a ton of illegal fireworks were picked up in 2021, an increase from 604 kilograms in 2020.

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