The 4th of July, America's birthday, is just a couple of weeks away. And as our country prepares to celebrate its 141st, we already see fireworks stands popping up all across the ArkLaTex.

This year - and every holiday where pyrotechnics is an American tradition - safety is paramount. And just like those grisly highway department drivers' ed movies of our youth taught us to never exceed the speed limit, this video reminds us to only buy from reputable dealers and never - repeat never - make your own. And if you do (but don't!) never, ever show friends and family how they work...on your kitchen table!