Make them yourself....simples. I will also be buying a vast quantity very soon and stockpiling as many as you can reasonably need to tide me over until I work out how to get round the changes.
I genuinely respect and applaud all the efforts that certain people on here have made to try and protect the hobby and I hope we all can support them to continue. It is hardly the fault of this organisation or any individuals in it who actively trying to make things better but only partially succeed.
Our problem is we are a handful of enthusiasts with limited resources to meet the various requirements put upon us and we have almost no power. No one cares if we lose the right to buy e match or the right to make small quantities of pyrotechnic devices. The systems in place that create these regulations are not geared up to accommodate these unusual exceptions and we get treated like we were the same as a corporation.
There will always be ways around the restrictions and if you have a creative mind there will be a way. We do need to create a cooperative which contains people in the trade but who can help. I see no reason why we can't work together to create a semi-pro group run like a business with numerous part-time employees just like crew for a fireworks company. If re-enactors can do it then surely we can?
What would it take to create a Pyro Society that had a store, that had insurance, that offered training, that had explosives experts and legal experts to assist with the sharing of knowledge. Why can't we have a co-op of suppliers who can use the stores and supply chemicals via regular meets.
If some half wit can buy a container and stick it in a field in Essex and fill it with CAt2/3 fireworks and sell fireworks once a year out the back of a van LEGALLY then why is it we can't get our act together to start a pyro company that offers pyro services on a small scale but which legitimately empowers members (employees) to get training, get rated by the BPA, learn about A&K, by fusing for their part-time trade have the right to buy e match etc etc etc.
Am I just that naive?
We have people here with A&K. licenses to sell all manner of chemicals, explosives experts, legal; experts, people who run pro fireworks companies and we can't get a membership scheme in place to give everyone the chance to access training and get what they need to buy what they need.
It's a pretty poor show if you ask me and that is not a dig at the people who are trying it's a dig at people who just moan.
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