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FIREWORKS: Rules don’t apply to tribes

Letter by Cherile A. Graham, Tacoma on June 29, 2011 at 9:34 am | 37 Comments »
June 29, 2011 4:11 pm

Re: “4 communities change fireworks calendar” (TNT, 6-29).

One of the problems we’re having is with illegal fireworks, so why don’t we stop those who sell them? Let’s see, I believe that would be the Indian tribes.

The Indians sell illegal fireworks to whomever wants to buy them. They don’t care where they will be set off or by whom. So we end up with a situation that can’t be controlled.

It’s out of anyone’s control to stop the Indians from selling the fireworks, so it’s going to be out of anyone’s control to stop them from being set off. A handful of police here and there does not stop the problem.

The article listed the legal hours that fireworks may be set off in local cities. Excuse me while I laugh out loud. Take Auburn’s hours for instance. I know people who live in Auburn who must endure the booming of the Indians’ artillery from the first of June to the end of July. It’s daily!

So who cares how many “new rules” are made? The Indians don’t have to follow them.

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