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Article: Consumer Fireworks are Illegal
July 04, 2013 | 02:00 PM

Dear Sir or Ma'am,
Talk about a way to spread fear through a media outlet. The subject article is trying to do just that. I grew up in the Mid-West were all fireworks were legal. I grew up shooting firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles, etc, etc, etc. You name it I've probably shot and yet I am still alive, I still have all my fingers and toes and they never hurt anyone. Millions of Americans do this every 4th of July and live to talk about it the next day. How you can release such a piece saying they are not safe? Saying they are not okay? This appears to to a very biased, un-researched statement in regards to fireworks. There was a lot of blood shed for the U.S. to gain it's independence and this, as a tradition, is part of that celebration. Everything is safe or can be safe if done properly and within the guidelines set forth by the rules or regulations regarding them. Yes, I fully understand why they are not legal in San Diego county due to the fire hazard and that is more than understandable. However, to make fireworks sound like they are the most dangerous thing in the world is just absurd! Thank you for your time and Happy 4th of July!

Shane
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