Letter: Why are private fireworks still legal?

(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.

As I sit here listening to these idiotic fireworks, I can't help but wonder where Utah went so wrong.

The state complains of pollution and ozone and tells us not to drive, but for days on end, we smell gunpowder, smell smoke and watch wildfires just above the Capitol. Besides that, our pets run off, get lost and hurt and our veterans cower for cover as the sounds and sights remind them of war. Their PTSD rages out of control.

So we can literally burn money. Somebody get your head out of your butt and make fireworks illegal except for professional shows.

Candace Wetzler, Sandy