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Please, my dogs are a nervous wreck from all the fire works that are going off.
The ban should be lifted. Especially since everything is wet right now. They should look at it on a year by year basis, and if it's dry then don't allow them, but if it's wet go ahead and let the kids have their fun. Sort of like how they do the burn bans.
I was against the fireworks ban, but with fireworks going off days before the 4th, my dogs are going nuts. (He didn't use to, and it's worse this year). I can't believe how big some of the fireworks people are shooting off in residential neighborhoods.
I don't live in lawrence, I'm from Tongie, but we're not allowed to shoot them off except the 3rd & 4th. Which NO ONE obeyed. Neighbors of ours even got a warning for doing a smoke bomb with their 4 year old.
just let people shoot them off again already.
give me some fireworks to shoot off already
This mystifies me. One the one hand, the city is saying "fireworks bad, can't have in city, can't shoot in city," but the other hand is saying "fireworks fun, okay you buy in county, okay you shoot in county, just no shoot in city." Well, which one is it Lawrence? Either you enforce the policy or you don't; you either have a ban or you don't. It's foolish, in my opinion, to have a policy banning fireworks yet you allow them to be sold juuuuuuuust outside the city. Maybe it's this sort of teeter-totter planning that's led to budget cutbacks, sales tax shortfalls and a shrinking population.
[Stepping down from my soap box]
Um the County would be the govt. body responsible for the sale of fireworks in Douglas County not the City of Lawrence.
we live in a tree filled neighborhood with elderly people. oh yeah and the cop's family, who's kids were shooting off fireworks all night
Whaaaaaaaaaahhh.........It's the 4th people. Get over it.
There is a state-wide ban on fireworks in Idaho due to the risk of forest fires. Funny thing is that I bought fireworks at a stand in Bonner's Ferry, ID. Legal to sell (you just have to buy a permit), but not legal to light. We just went into Montana to shoot them off after the Sherrif gave us a warning.
The ban is anti-American and takes most of the fun away from what should be the greatest celebration in the country. Legislators need to stop trying to save us from ourselves and we need to be held accountable for our own actions (accidents). The Police have more important things to worry about, and I feel pretty safe from real criminals in this town because of them.
I don't personally think fireworks is the only way to celebrate the 4th, too loud, dangerous. I am glad there are at least less of them. I do like the movies on tv and my neighbors have invited me to a bar b que. Very nice.
Want fireworks? Come to Baldwin City, the Dodge City of fireworks. The town totally erupts. Lived here all my life and haven't heard of anything burning down nor anyone getting hurt. Yet.
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