The Deseret News editorial "Ban fireworks, period" (June 30) was completely ridiculous. Yes, wildfires are a problem, and, yes, they can be caused by fireworks. Let's ban them! While we're at it let's ban campfires and lightning. I mean, if there is one day of the year when we can "spark" patriotism and pride in our children, let's find a way to stop it.

If you allowed more fireworks in city limits (yes, even the high-flying aerial variety), you would have fewer wildfires, as people would be using fireworks in their front yards with no reason to run off to the hillsides for cover.

Adam Blundell