Dear Editor: 

Kudos to the city of Maryville for taking the responsible stance to limit fireworks. I live in the county and have escalated PTSD for 40 days of irresponsible firework explosions from inconsiderate amateurs, and praying my home/land doesn't catch fire from unguided blazes of fire across the neighborhood at all hours of the night.

I have been very fortunate and thank God my lawnmower hasn't sent flying shrapnel from projectiles fallen in my yard through the head/body of some small child innocently playing nearby. I strongly encourage county leaders to join Maryville's sensible, courageous stance and change the present ordinance — even moving to ban the use in residential neighborhoods altogether and leaving the fireworks to the pros.

Paul Howard

Dell Road


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