Originally Posted by timofengland
I don't think the issue with that story is that the man in question fired the flare, it's that it nearly killed someone!
Surely every flared thatís launched outside of an emergency situation is effectively putting lives at risk, whether it be the lives of the emergency services, people waiting to be rescued while the emergency services are dealing with hoax callouts or simply by enticing others to let off flares unnecessarily.
If people want to have pretty red things flying around the sky for parties and special events then they should use fireworks and get someone like JK to do it for them.
Anybody firing a flare from a cemetery deserves to go to prison for a year