I read with great optimism the proposal for the long-overdue restrictions of fireworks, mandating their use for fewer days and shorter hours. This would indeed mean less noise and air pollution, as well as the alleviation of much undue stress for countless sensitive and bewildered pets.

In my experience, however, the real challenge is not so much the regulation, but its enforcement and further, subsequent and harsh penalties for offenders.

Therefore, it would be wonderful if said restrictions, if passed, also came with very firm conviction to these commitments, including swift action and stiff financial repercussions for the abusers. The ideal model would mirror the system very much like what is currently in place and stringently enforced for those texting while driving.

Oh, wait... never mind.

Lon Wray, West Valley City