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Kopelowitz letter: Fireworks law

Idaho has some dumb laws. For example: 1) Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is a crime. 2) In Coeur d’Alene, if a police officer suspects the occupants of a vehicle are having sex, he must either honk or flash his lights and wait three minutes before approaching the vehicle. 3) In Pocatello, a person may not be seen in public without a smile on his face. 4) In Eagle, you are not allowed to sleep in a dog kennel, unless you’re a dog. 5) In Boise, residents may not fish from a giraffe’s back.

However, the dumbest Idaho law is selling illegal fireworks and having the buyers sign an affidavit that they will not use them in Idaho. Yeah, like they’re going to drive from Boise to Ontario or Jackpot to set them off. How about a law that when I renew my driver’s license I need to sign an affidavit that I will not go over the posted speed limit. It’s a no-brainer. Either make it legal to set off all fireworks (which are done anyway) or just stop selling illegal ones. While you’re at it Legislature, just “Add The Words” and welcome to the 21st century.

Marty Kopelowitz, Meridian

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