Letters: Fireworks and fires


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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    July 2, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    Fireworks don't cause fires. People cause fires.
    And criminals who set off wyoming fireworks, are going to continue to do so without the permission of law enforcement.

    Gun argument works for almost any law you don't like, just apply the "person" not the "insert any dangerous activity here" rule.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 1, 2013 11:55 a.m.

    @ Utah_1: If the cake fireworks go off properly, they come down somewhat cool - if they do not go off properly, they come down hot.

    There are many types of fireworks other than cake fireworks - and many of these are responsible for creating fires.

    The other reasons you list do nothing to support why the state legislature should overrule local ordinances - especially since it will still be local law enforcement enforcing the limits.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 1, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    A very good letter.

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2013 6:29 a.m.

    1. The cake fireworks go up hot but come down cool and are not the reason for the fires.
    2. One of the changes in the fireworks laws was to reduce the time so pet owners wouldn't have to deal with the noise for a month.
    3. Another reason was people were ignoring local noise ordinances and setting them off at 2am. A time under the state law ending most use at 11pm or Midnight on the holiday was added.
    Areas of high risk can still be covered, but SLC can't ban them over most of the city.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    June 30, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    The fireworks lobby got a big bang for their bucks. The Utah legislature should all volunteer to put out the fires that will be started because of their legislation.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    June 30, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    Patriotism would include refraining from polluting our air, but in Utah, I'm in the sliver of the minority who values clean air and water. Patriotism and the love of blowing stuff up are not the same thing.