I agree that when used properly, fireworks are truly spectacular and at the same time, usually quite safe.
However, increasing the opportunity to attain fireworks, even with good intentions, would have more negative impacts than positive.
The legalization of fireworks along with the idea to educate people on proper usage is quite optimistic.
Granted, some will, through education, learn to properly handle fireworks, but everyone else will have an easier time getting their hands on something potentially dangerous.
Some will not adhere to the proper uses of fireworks. Once again, the negatives outweigh the positives.
Just because we are a minority compared to other municipalities does not mean we are in the wrong. There are reasons that Abbotsford decided to ban fireworks, mainly for safety, that are still relevant. This ruling did not appear out of thin air, the safety of Abbotsford citizens is still the priority.