The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

March 4, 2014

Perhaps it's time to loosen Iowa's fireworks ban

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Illegally, many, many people shoot off fireworks, purchased in other states, in Iowa. That’s a fact. From a practical standpoint, in other words, the ban isn’t terribly effective.

So, perhaps it’s time to loosen the ban and to regulate and produce profit from the industry within our state. That seems to work rather well for our neighbors in Nebraska and South Dakota.

We have to believe it’s possible, within the proper framework, to open more fireworks to the enjoyment of Iowans, in Iowa, in a way acceptable to and respectful of all residents.

 

 

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