Example cited of why ban needed on all fireworks

Every night for the past two weeks, Happy Valley’s booming aerial fireworks and bombs made from firecrackers have been going off for two or three hours starting around 10:30 p.m., bedtime for most folks.

These explosions are so loud that windows a half-mile away are rattled. Of course it’s impossible to sleep. Even though witnesses can see, within a block or so, where the rockets are going up, the police say they cannot locate the culprits.

This will likely go on until well into January. For an entire month, the lives of hundreds of residents will be made miserable during the holiday season by anti-social types who have no regard for the law or for their neighbors. This is why we need a total ban on all fireworks here.

Kurt Butler