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Reject the ban on 'safe and sane' fireworks

It's been a long-held American tradition to light fireworks on the Fourth of July. If the current ban remains, we won't be able to keep that tradition going through each generation.

My question is: Why ban them if we haven't had any accidents or fires in San Juan County with personal fireworks?

Whenever I light my fireworks, I make sure the ground under them is pretty wet so no fire will start. I don't hold them in my hand or light them with my head over them. When I'm done, I pick up the debris and throw anything that might be hot or on fire in a bucket of water. And my parents are always nearby.

I think fireworks should not be banned in San Juan County. Please vote to REJECT the ban and preserve our American tradition.

Connor Brown
Age 12
Friday Harbor

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