here's an idea. ever consider making your own? blueprints online, and just follow the instructions till you get it right then you wont have to "buy" them. as long as the law states that you have to be a licensed pyrotechnician to "purchase" them, there is your loophole. if you made them at home and are setting them off on your property, over your property, you should be fine. the only trouble you would have is buying gunpowder, magnesium powder and fuses. but once that is out of the way, just go online for instructions. the other required materials you can find at any hobby store.
Aww. Scandinavia is a very strange group of countries. They should just make people apply instead of having to be technicians themselves. Here, we just get TV segments in July, that warn about what horrible things can happen to your hands if you fire it wrong. I don't know how Norwegian government works, but is there a way they can overturn it?
Yeah, I hate it when we all suffer when one jerk causes an accident (or not an accident...*cough* terrorists *cough*).
PFFT FIREWORKS. I'm not American, they're not popular here at all for home use. I've seen them once, ever, in someone's backyards, very small popping ones that a friend's sketchy stepdad brought us. Otherwise I've only seen the city-run variety and have never seen their appeal at all. SORRY.
In a lot of states in the U.S. it is highly illegal to set off fireworks of any kind. BUT, that still does not stop us from using em. something funny, and reading these makes me wonder if it ever turned into a big issue, but about 5 years ago, me and a few friends got those atomic snapper things that you throw on the ground and they explode. well get got about 900 boxes of the damn things and spread them all over the street out in front of our high school on the 4th of July. cop car comes rolling down the street with the windows open. funniest sight you would EVER see. they have the doors flung open wide and hands on their holsters hiding behind the doors looking around for who was shooting at them when all they did was run over the snappers. (got to watch this from about a block away) Now reading this shit and looking back at that "funny" shit,....... dodged a bullet there, literally. there was also the fact that you know those funny light-n-go fireworks boats made out of plastic? well we also set a few of those in the local park pool, and made about a dozen lifeguards dive for cover (even into the pool). good, no, great times, but damn, would hate for those things to be banned.