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FIREWORKS: Council remiss in not passing limits

Letter by Ted R. Archambault, Tacoma on July 1, 2013 at 11:56 am | No Comments »
July 1, 2013 2:30 pm

I know that the folks firing off fireworks in unincorporated Pierce County will say that they are celebrating the birth of our country. If this celebration almost always includes committing criminal acts, then it should be rethought.

Illegal is illegal no matter the excuse. Explosions equal to Claymore mines and the accompaning rockets that explode in midair with sparks raining down are illegal.

After reading when cities, towns and counties allow fireworks (TNT, 6-28), I am not surprised that our limp-spined County Council has not changed the allowable days from eight to one or maybe two. These days also stretch to 10 to 14, because there is at best only token enforcement from our sheriff’s department.

Loud explosions that start on June 25 and run until July 8 and go into the earlier hours of the morning are illegal! A change of the law followed by strict enforcement is needed for the majority of our citizens who do not enjoy being subjected to this annual rampant crime spree.

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