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Published: Thursday, July 5 2012 9:00 a.m. MDT

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Temecula, CA

What seems amazing is that fireworks were allowed to go off, be sold and again start fires! I don't want to ban fireworks, far from it, but there is a time and a place for this and July 4th 2012 was not the time with so much drought! Even professional shows like in San Diego went really wrong with the entire shows(20 minutes) fireworks going off in 30 seconds shooting everywhere but luckily on San Diego Bay!

Then you have the Terrific show that is put on at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA. A professsional show done near and in the hills Northeast of Los Angeles in an area severly dry. They still held the show within a few miles of the starting point of the Station fire(two years ago) that burned about 269,000 acres.If something happened here thousands of homes would have been threatened.

Would that have been a governement sanctioned fire had one started, with no one held responsible for the damage and or deaths which at times happen? If a fire is started by an individual they are held responsible. Where is the common sense thinking?

Stephen Kent Ehat
Lindon, UT

And then, today, here in Utah Valley, it is raining. I am thankful that God answers our prayers (and that religious leaders encouraged us to pray for favorable weather conditions to help protect firefighters and properties).

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Dear Fellow Utahns:

High temperatures and extremely dry conditions have combined to produce one of the worst fire seasons in our state’s history. As you read this, more than a half-dozen major fires continue to rage across Utah, consuming tens of thousands of acres and scores of homes and other structures.

Thus far, more than 400 Utah wildfires have erupted this year and burned more than 108,000 acres. The blazes have resulted in at least one death, severe injury to two firefighters, the forced evacuation of hundreds of Utahns and major inconvenience to thousands more. And with the windy, hot and dry conditions, even more wildfires could break out at any time.
To facilitate quicker relief for victims and to ensure our state has every possible resource to fight and contain these fires,

I am monitoring the situation and coordinating closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and mayors and county commissioners in areas impacted by the flames.

I am proud of our brave firefighters and first responders who have and continue, at great personal risk, to protect property and save lives.

Sell MORE fireworks and guns n ammo next year.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL


Part II

The governor himself, after railing on the stupids, met for 90 minutes behind closed doors with legislative leaders and attorneys to try to decide whether to call a special session to restrict target shooting. He emerged to tell the media the issue was "complicated?." Utahns are worried about the Constitution?. One does not need to limit a person's right to bear arms in order to limit where and how that person may discharge those arms and where. Utah has a fireworks season that is book-ended by the Fourth and the 24th, making the whole month a time for matches and sparks.

Utah can outlaw stupidity.

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