Bullets Do Come Down

Growing up in and around Detroit, I often think of glorious holidays like Devil’s Night or activities where people shoot off guns into the sky (not to stereotype the city too much).   People seem to forget that the bullets come back to earth to either injure people or put holes in roofs that become leaky. 

But, I have similar thoughts about 4th of July celebrations.  I heard a radio host say this morning that you can tell the smart people on the 4th because they print out the map to the local urgent care before they start drinking and lighting off fireworks. 

Nationally, 9,000 people were injured and 2 were killed last year from fireworks.  Additionally, the 4th of July has more fires than any other holiday with about 50% being started by fireworks (source).  How would you feel about lighting your neighbor’s house on fire and watching it burn to the ground?

Fireworks are great.  I enjoy watching them, but I always have some concerns about people putting on their own displays in the middle of a subdivision.  We had a house burn down in our old neighborhood, and I saw one catch on fire when I was a kid. 

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