To the Editor:
I must say, that for the life of me, I cannot understand the reasoning of our state legislature to allow the sale and use of fireworks.
We passed a law that banned the sale and use of fireworks for many years due to the injuries that occurred when used by people with no knowledge on how to safely handle these explosive devices. Now, apparently this is not as important as the sale and taxes collected by the state. I have to be exposed to these noise explosives, which disturb my life as well as my animals. I am sure that a responsible animal owner would be more than happy to tell state legislators the problems they have created. Dogs bark, run away, try to hide and will shake and need medication to try and calm them down. Has anyone that passed this law ever seen a truly frightened animal? I doubt it, as they would never have passed this crazy law. It is not only on July 4 that I am talking about, but the fireworks that start in May and don’t end till after New Year’s. I can see fireworks on July 4 for 24 hours (say July 3 to July 4). There are more than enough free displays that we don’t need it in our neighborhoods. I can’t even leave my windows open at night, as there are fireworks going off till after 1 a.m., so I have to shut my windows and run fans or air conditioning. Is this fair to us?
I have rights too, as do my neighbors and our pets. This law needs to be looked at and changed and violators fined if they do not comply.