Save the children

Let's not expose Lewiston's children to explosives.

On behalf of Lewiston's youth, my hope is that Lewiston will go with a complete ban on the sale of and use of fireworks throughout the city.

Even if only adults were allowed, by law, to buy and use fireworks; even if they were allowed to be used just a couple days a year, it would still bring those products into homes.

Children are curious; children are clever; children are creative. Let's not create an enticing opportunity for children when the results could turn tragic.

If (more likely, "when") children seek-find-use such fireworks, the possible outcomes could include loss of eyesight, facial injuries, loss of fingers/hands, burns, hearing loss and tinnitus . . . just to name a few.

Let's leave the business of fireworks to the experts.

Marc Lavoie, Lewiston

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Nick Gagnon's picture

Dan! Here you go again.

Dan! Here you go again. Turning everthing into a political agenda. If this were a Democrat trying to legalize fireworks and republicans wanted to stop them, you would say republicans are trying to take rights away. I guarantee you would be saying, "The people should have a right to decide if they want to take the risk or not. It shouldn't be up to republicans to keep that right from them." Would you calm down. It's not all political.

Nick Gagnon's picture

Dan, I am not saying I think

Dan, I am not saying I think they should be legal. I was simply saying that you argue everything as a political agenda. And the quote I wrote is what am saying that I believe you would say if it were democrats trying to legalize them. Thats all. I was not making an argument for either side.

AL PELLETIER's picture

explosive devices

When I was a kid I remember my cousin loosing an index finger when he picked up a cherry bomb thinking the fuse had gone out.
Good letter, Marc.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Ever drop a cherry bomb into

Ever drop a cherry bomb into a glass oil jug? Fun, but run...

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