(a) Limitation on sale, exchange. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, store, exchange, give away or possess for sale, commercial exchange or commercial gift, any fireworks, except in Limited Industrial Zones.
(b) Ignition or activation prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to use, fire, shoot, discharge, burn or in any manner ignite or activate any fireworks.
(c) Permit. It shall be unlawful for any person to use fireworks in public displays or exhibits, except when the person desiring to give such display or exhibit shall have first obtained a permit therefor from the city council. Council may, in its absolute discretion, grant or refuse to grant the permit so applied for, or may grant it subject to such restrictions and limitations as it may, in its absolute discretion, deem to be in the best interest of public safety and financial security in connection with such display or exhibit.
(d) Construction of section upon interstate commerce. Nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting the use of signals necessary for the safe operation of buses, trucks or boats, nor shall the provisions of this section apply to any common carrier, while acting as such, lawfully transporting or having custody of fireworks in interstate commerce or for delivery within this state for use as provided in this section.