We should just ban fireworks. Why not? People misuse them, therefore they should be banned. That is the reasoning of a liberal. People misuse guns, therefore they should be banned.
In an area such as the Tri-Cities, which is so dry and fire prone, it is utter stupidity to allow personal fireworks. If they are going to be allowed then large areas with lots of green grass, asphalt or concrete should be set aside for use.
With houses close together such as most of the Tri-City area, noise consideration should be given to those who don't care for such noise, especially for the older, sick people.
-- JOHN FAULKNER, Richland