Letter: There’s no relationship between ‘common sense’ and Utah fireworks

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Isaac Helms works the fireworks stand at 3865 S. 2300 E. in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 2, 2018. Due to dry weather and the threat of wildfires, fireworks are more restricted than usual for this year.

Common sense and fireworks are similar to drinking and driving: Both are dangerous. As July 24 is approaching, there will be another hell week in Utah similar to a bad frat party that goes on for days, and every residential neighborhood will turn into the "Stadium of Fire" on steroids.

Gov. Gary Herbert suggested that common sense be used while using fireworks, all while he's standing on a fire line. Common sense should come from him and Utah legislators. In a state that's been in a drought for years, while wildfires are everywhere and some of the worst air pollution in the country, how does adding more dangerous explosives and days to use them make sense of any kind?

Common sense, Gov. Herbert; you go first. I'm on my way to Idaho to buy a lottery ticket. I hear it's a year-round moneymaker. Huh, wonder if Idaho is using common sense?

Linda M. Sagendorf, West Valley City