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Poll: Should ‘Safe and Sane’ Fireworks Be Legalized in San Diego County?

Should San Diego join other California counties in allowing such displays? Or is danger too great?

The Fourth is all about traditional values—communities joining to cheer the anniversary of independence via parades, picnics and proud shows of fireworks. But one tradition is prohibited in San Diego County: private pyrotechnics and those without permits. In Northern California, according to the San Jose Mercury News, more than a dozen cities allow the sale and use of so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, including Petaluma, San Bruno and Union City. Should small, ground-based displays again be allowed here, too? (Meanwhile, .)

John Galt July 05, 2012 at 08:10 PM
No. People are too stupid and I do not want to see children get hurt.
Rebecca Mooney July 06, 2012 at 07:40 PM
If they were allowed I think there should be a limitation on how many stands there can actually be and the proceeds should go to area nonprofits like it is done in Stockton, CA.
Steve July 06, 2012 at 08:10 PM
So, who would be operating them? The State? The non-profits? Because, if someone invests their money into a business venture like that, they should be allowed to realize the profits from that investment...
Steve July 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
The idea that we shouldn't permit them because os the threat of fires is a little short-sighted. The fires in 2003 and 2007 were absolutely horrible, and neither was caused by fireworks. Legislating with a basis in fear is an unfortunate thing...
Mark July 09, 2012 at 07:41 PM
No. Too many parents do not supervise their children.

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