When I grew up in the 70’s safe and sane fireworks were legal just about everywhere. Today they are only legal in a few cities here in Orange County, including Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim and Huntington Beach. If you have lived in Santa Ana for at least a year then you know that the 4th of July is insane here in town – with a plethora of illegal mortars and bottle rockets.
I would like to believe that the folks who fire off illegal fireworks in my city are patriots but I don’t think so. I think they are anarchists. They clearly don’t have much regard for the law. And that is not what the 4th of July is all about. Continue reading