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Guardian: Ban private fireworks

The Boise Guardian comments:

Thursday’s fireworks-caused fire which burned a house, an outbuilding and 2,500 acres of the Boise foothills brings up the annual issue of illegal fireworks. Possession of guns is protected by the U.S. Constitution, but fireworks are not a “right” of citizens. We say there is nothing patriotic about burning houses and injuring people with fireworks. July 4th is a distant memory when the Idaho Legislature convenes each January and they never address the issue of selling “arson kits” all over the state. We are talking about those fireworks which are legal to sell and own, but illegal to shoot. More here.

Question: Would you support a Coeur d'Alene/Kootenai County ban on private fireworks?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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