Letter: The quiet crowd has rights, too
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Why do we insist on having fireworks for so many days? I was startled awake at 10:30 p.m. by an extremely loud bang. I had to get up at 4 a.m.
Vancouver is the exception to the rule as nearly every other city in the state has either banned or restricted fireworks to one or two days. I get that the civic organizations want to make money. Sell them all you want, but restrict the discharge of them. Everyone yells we have rights, etc., but what about others’ rights?
How about the PTSD population? With names of fireworks like artillery shells, parachutes and helicopters, canister shells — that could really be frightening to a victim. And what about the animals? Our dog flew off the back of the couch and headed for the bedroom one afternoon with the first blast of the day. She gets to look forward to that for several days.
No one has listened. It’s all about the money that the organizations and businesses bring in. I’m sure if contacted, many communities in our state would have great ideas on how they raised money without torturing the community.