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Do you support the ban on firework sales?
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1671 Votes

Do you support the ban on firework sales?

Yes, I support it!

9

No, I don't support it!

11

Yes, I support it!

9 Comments
Liz Gray
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Liz Gray

We are a dog and wildlife filled town in the middle of a historic drought. Fireworks are harmful to many in the community (animal and human), not to mention the most important point: they are a major fire risk (hence their name). There are better ways to enjoy holidays and celebrate with friends…

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

Yes but it should be all of Deshutes county. Fireworks have always been a problem everywhere, people hurt, houses burned, Many people are irresponsible and careless,

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

Fireworks severely affect animals and Veterans with PTSD. People seem to have this idea that the Fourth of July is to celebrate fireworks. NO! The Fourth of July is to celebrate our independence from Britain.

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Larry Kennedy
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Larry Kennedy

I feel the idea of maintaining a tradition, merely for the sake of being a sense of patriotism is anachronistic. There are other ways of showing patriotism that don't pose a potential danger to our environment or threat of bodily injury. The idea of "blowing s#!t" up because it's our right is dumb.

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DL Robinson
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DL Robinson

Weather patterns have changed resulting in increased risk of fire in our region. If the patterns should change reducing the fire risk in future, the law could be relaxed or eliminated.

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Mike Everstone
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Mike Everstone

I would rather my house not be burned down than being able to set off firework's.

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David Brown
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David Brown

With climate change and the miss use of fireworks this is an appropriate step. The argument of moving the sale out of town, that use will occur out of town posing more danger to the public is the very reason not just a City of Bend occur but State wide should be implemented. It only take one spark!

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Katy9344
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Katy9344

Fire hazard Air pollution Landfill pollution Unsafe for pets

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No need for fireworks we have enough already!!

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No, I don't support it!

11 Comments
Derek Jones
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Derek Jones

Correct me if I am wrong, but aside from making Karens and dogs a little uptight, fireworks in Bend have been relatively harmless fun. Cigarettes and rechargeable batteries seem to burn more houses down in the 20+ years I've been here.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Fireworks is a tradition that represent the birth of this country

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Mike Edwards
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Mike Edwards

Fireworks represent the many men and women that died holding the American Flags Rampart in place during the Brittish boming our Fort from the seas. It would be a disgrace to them and all who serve our Country for our freedom, and their service.

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Larry Russell
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Larry Russell

Never had a issue and it teaches kids fire safety as well!

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Scott Bilyeu
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Scott Bilyeu

We have always been just fine having fireworks l. We do not need any more nanny state liberal agenda garbage laws.

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Paul Owen
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Paul Owen

We should be able to celebrate the birth of our nation within reason. Some of the new residents in Bend are not familiar with Oregon and have voiced their concerns. We need to have the people vote on this subject not have a council decide this issue.

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D T
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D T

Fireworks haven't caused a Bend fire. Only disposal of them have. This is one more Freedom taken away from us. When will it stop?

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Christena
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Christena

Make it saffer sure, support the current laws yes, increase the punishment for dangerous behavior yes. Ban it for everyone - Hell No. I liked the fine I heard last year that if you cause a fire you have to fork over the bill that is cost to put it out.

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Brad Livsey
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Brad Livsey

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jade Bau
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Jade Bau

Fireworks is not the only cause of wildfires, fireworks is done on certain holiday why make it a big problem. There’s other causes for fires. Don’t ban fireworks it helps non- profits

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Eric Anderson
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Eric Anderson

Why are you banning something that hasn't cause of a fire just because it potentially could. There's a large list of other items in this category like vehicles and alcohol. Better yet, cigarettes and soft drinks are proven to cause significant health issues and cost to healthcare, yet they are avail

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Do you think the state should require property owners to create defensible space?

Do you think the state should require property owners to create defensible space?

Yes!

0

No!

1

Yes!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

No!

1 Comment
Gabe West
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Gabe West

To much government control is a bad thing

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Does lightning scare you or excite you?
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218 Votes

Does lightning scare you or excite you?

It scares me!

0

It's exciting!

5

It scares me!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

It's exciting!

5 Comments
Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

It can put on quite a show!! But do worry about fires!!

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Eric Chandler
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Eric Chandler

I grew up around thunder and lightning storms

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Wendy Wedo FitzHenry
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Wendy Wedo FitzHenry

Grew up in the Midwest. The local storms are wimpy compared to those!

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Debra Sun-Mills
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Debra Sun-Mills

I love thunder and lightening! Don't like the fires though but do like the rain. Always on the front porch with my granddaughter whenever a thunder storm rolls in

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

It's awesome but not when it causes fires

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