Parades, patriotic ceremonies, picnics and public fireworks displays usually make for excellent Independence Day observances. Unfortunately, the day tends to go downhill after that, as both children and adults engage in the dangerous practice of shooting off firecrackers and other harmful explosive devices. I simply cannot understand why adults allow children to shoot firecrackers in areas where the activities are unlawful.
COLUMN: Independence Day festivities shouldn't include dangerous activities for children
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