The Georgia House Monday approved a bill that would legalize fireworks statewide. Currently, only sparklers are allowed.
Supporters complain Georgia is losing out on business to neighboring states. They say selling fireworks would create more than 1,000 jobs.
Opponents, however, have safety concerns. Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, referred to it as the "blow the child's hand off" bill.
On the House floor, Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said the concerns are valid, but he’s still voting for legalization.