Fireworks peddler that sold pyrotechnics to Tamerlan under fire


( – The New Hampshire fireworks store that sold pyrotechnics to one of the Boston Marathon bombers is being criticized for its insensitivity. The store reportedly sent out flyers and coupons to residents across Massachusetts, touting its Fourth of July deals.

We are only two months removed from that tragic day at the marathon, where so many lives were changed forever. And while Phantom Fireworks store has not done anything illegal, many people are upset the flyers and coupons have been sent to the neighborhoods directly impacted from the bombings.  

Phantom Fireworks sold explosives to accused marathon terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev just days before the April 15th bombings. According to the Boston Herald, the store started a direct mail campaign offering their products in preparation for the upcoming July 4th celebration.
Some of the flyers have landed in mailboxes in Dorchester, the neighborhood where the family lives of the youngest victim killed in the attack, 8-year-old Martin Richard.
The flyers include sales offers that read "buy one get one free" and "no limits on quantity."
Attorney General Martha Coakley calls it "insensitive" and Boston Mayor Tom Menino said "I don't appreciate it."
Tamerlan Tsarnaev bought three pounds of fireworks at Phantom's Seabrook, N.H., store a few weeks before the deadly bombings. A search of the apartment of his alleged bombing accomplice and brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, turned up fireworks in a backpack, including some missing gun powder.
Authorities say the brothers initially planned to bomb the Fourth of July bash at the Esplanade, but changed their plans to attack the marathon.

While fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts, it is legal for companies to advertise for sale in the Bay State.
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