|What is more dangerous? Tossing candy from a firetruck|
or believing in some 6 foot rodent with a basket of sweets?
No one discounts the need for parents to watch over their kids at a parade. No one discounts a scratched cornea (a very common and easily treated though painful thing). What is appalling though is that this is government legislating common sense. We have the chance of creating a generation of bubble-boy children, protected from every gust of wind and falling leaf. Then, in the breeze that leads us to such ordinances, we tell the folks that "if you do it (throw candy) then we might not let you have a parade next time (by golly - that will teach ya'). So now we are going to have cops who watch for such things although most are marching in those parades and they, like the firemen, are generally the ones tossing candy. The entire thing is absurd.