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End fireworks insanity

Vegetation this year is dryer earlier than ever. Millions of tax dollars are spent on fuels reduction and firefighting. Save tax money, lives and property by reducing wildfire risk from fireworks insanity!

Plenty of people violate county fireworks law. I heard firecracker strings exploding in the woods in June. Firefighting airplanes roar overhead every day. Warnings on fliers passed out at fireworks sales stands don’t stop fireworks abusers.

Stopping fireworks sales during dry months will help tremendously. If Nevada County service clubs sell non-burning products during June and July and fireworks in December, they can get more revenue than when they enable fireworks insanity. New Year’s fireworks are common in other countries.

Service clubs can sell the following items in June and July: Electronic LED blinking lights, flash lights, flags, food, costumes, hats, sporting goods and water misters. If they have to make money by promoting fireworks, they can do it in some far-away county.

This is not a call to end public displays of fireworks, lighted by professionals, nor a call to end private citizen displays of fireworks within the city limits.

Nicholas George

Cedar Ridge

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