a Reminder: Fireworks illegal in Rent...

a Reminder: Fireworks illegal in Renton all year

There are 1 comment on the Bainbridge Island Review story from Jun 26, 2009, titled a Reminder: Fireworks illegal in Renton all year. In it, Bainbridge Island Review reports that:

With the July 4 holiday just around the corner, City of Renton officials are reminding residents that it is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks in the city, at any time, including on July 4. There has been a total ban on the use, sale and possession of any fireworks in Renton since 2005.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Bainbridge Island Review.

Renton Resident


#1 Jul 5, 2009
If the sale of fireworks is illegal within the city limits of Renton, why are retailers such as Fred Meyer, Walmart, and RiteAid, among many others, still selling them? It's no wonder that we are still experiencing the illegal possession and use of fireworks within Renton because obviously people think if they are for sale in local stores it isn't illegal to use them here! When I called Renton Police to report fireworks violations, I was told there was little they could do to enforce the law, as they were receiving an average of 500 calls an hour related to fireworks complaints, and that there were only 10 officers available to handle them all. Small firecrackers and such are one thing, but when you have idiots shooting off M-80's and and even bigger explosives within 100 feet of your home, this is beyond scary! What is the solution here? Maybe the answer is to up the ante and impose harsher penalties for violators,(including businesses selling fireworks illegally), harsh enough to act as a strong deterent and make people think twice before selling and/or shooting off dangerous explosives and endangering themselves and their neighbors. I am a very patriotic person, but I have come to hate the 4th of July because of the illegal discharge of fireworks around my home.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Renton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Kira Jul 12 Don 3
NFL Teams Are WIshing They Didnt Pass On Tyler... Jul 5 SEATTLESPORTSCAST... 1
Mercer Island Music Emporium (Oct '12) May '17 Musikologist 17
1 Seattle Player That Will Be A Game Changer No... May '17 SEATTLESPORTSCAST... 1
Seahawks Michael Bennett Goes Off on Stephen A ... May '17 SEATTLESPORTSCAST... 1
What does Malik McDowell brings to the Seahawks... May '17 SEATTLESPORTSCAST... 1
Eugene Robb May '17 hiding in plain view 1

Renton Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Renton Mortgages