Bad time for fireworks |

Bad time for fireworks

Jeff Pelline is correct and timely in that the sale of fireworks in Nevada County is a bad idea.

Considering what we are witnessing in South Lake Tahoe at this very moment, it is with incredible recklessness that any organization should consider erecting fireworks stands and encourage the sale and use of these dangerous incendiary devices.

Regardless of what group or charity the proceeds of firework sales may benefit, it’s not worth the potential destruction and possible loss of any kind of life that fireworks could cause.

Even more ironic is the recent hue and cry over current levels of local air pollution. What do you think weeks of fountains, sparklers and whistlers do to our air quality?

While I agree with Jeff Pelline and Ms. Diane Longacre, I don’t feel that it is time to rethink fireworks, it’s time for an emergency ban on them right now.

With our hot weather, dry forest and unpredictable winds, there is no such thing as “safe and sane” fireworks.

Will someone in our city or county government have the intelligence and courage to stop this madness? For all of our sakes, I sincerely hope so.

Brion Coyne

Grass Valley

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