Letter to the editor: The impact of selfish fun on July 4th

Editor:
Do your pets shake, cower, and whimper when neighbors unleash a barrage of illegal fireworks? Do you get the garden hose ready to put out cinders landing on your roof or garden? That is the reality of our neighborhood before, during and after the Fourth.
Saturday night in our neighborhood we had dozens and dozens of huge, multiple, ear-piercing blasts for two hours  a few doors down, with their backyard aerial displays rising 100 feet and raining cinders down on adjacent homes and on our avenue. Our family’s dogs shook uncontrollably. Residents have traumatized our pets. Please don’t exercise your right to blast our family and pets with your illegal and damaging behavior! Go somewhere else to blow off your selfish fun.
Alan Mearns
Edmonds

7 Replies to “Letter to the editor: The impact of selfish fun on July 4th”

  1. Thank you Dr, Mearns for your letter. As a founding member of OLAE (www.olae.org) or the stewards of the dog park – we hear you! I am guessing all animals don’t understand and it is EXPLOSIVE!

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  2. What about our military who suffer from PTSD? The continued explosions and especially close ones on the Fourth affect them as well.

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  3. Actually, it had already begun on the 3rd, and went on sporadically until late that night.

    THANK YOU for voicing this!

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  4. Thank you Mr. Mearns! I was starting to hear fireworks at the end of June. Then, on the 4th, they were going off on both sides of Edmonds Way. Then, heard them on the 5th and 6th. The only day they were legal in Esperance was on the 4th. Next year, they’re banned there too. We’ll see if the ban does any good.

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  5. I agree with Marilyn, anyone see that drone footage of LA, it was like a battle field. What I would like to see happen is designated light up areas in parks with lots of room and an enforced $1,000 fine for anyone shooting up somewhere else.

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