Fireworks ban is ‘stupid’ |

Fireworks ban is ‘stupid’

Banning safe and sane fireworks penalizes honest, law-abiding citizens. Those who use fireworks irresponsibly will continue to do so – like, from Nevada. Because of the bans, they will use them off the beaten path, like the woods, duh! Meanwhile, those of us who safely do fireworks on the fourth with our children and grandchildren are penalized.

For over 20 years, I have used the fourth to teach responsibility in your actions. Please explain to my grandchildren why our tradition can not continue. We are not the problem, yet we are punished.

The bans punish the responsible and innocent. Banning fireworks is a liberal, anti-American, communistic approach to government with unintended consequences. It is stupid.

Gene Downing

Nevada City

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