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Illegal Fireworks Light Up Los Angeles’ July 4th Sky

Illegal Fireworks Light Up Los Angeles’ July 4th Sky

The City of Lancaster defied the COVID-restrictions on public fireworks, anticipating its citizens would use common sense when viewing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIvdcdogC6k#action=share

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 containment rules prohibited fireworks on Independence Day.

However, Independence Day celebrators lit up the Los Angeles sky with illegal fireworks.

All across the region, fireworks lit up the skies for Fourth of July in near constant bursts of color Saturday night.

The fireworks left a blanket of smoke over cities as firefighters spent the night rushing to put out scattered blazes.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said its crews responded to 29 structure fires, 12 brush fires, 17 grass fires, 65 tree fires and 116 rubbish fires just as of 10 p.m. Saturday.

“The numbers speak for themselves. Fireworks are not toys,” LAFD said, reminding residents that fireworks are illegal.

The city-wide show was spectacular:

Drone footage captured the illicit magic.

This year’s show is unique for several different reasons. Though the setting of illegal fireworks on the 4th is part of the area’s tradition, I suspect the number of ignitions is a bit higher than in past years. Californians are pushing back at the coronavirus restrictions, that were supposed to be in place only to prevent swamping hospitals (not until the state reached zero caseloads).

Residents in this blue state still love their country, despite the press attention on the statue-destroying America-haters.

Many found the event breathtaking.

Furthermore, one area city it particular deserves individual accolades from liberty-loving Americans. Lancaster defied the fireworks ban imposed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and held a public fireworks show on the 4th.

….Many, including Cheryl Avery Shain, considered the fireworks a stand against Gov. Gavin Newsom. “Thanks for the fireworks R Rex Parris. Glad to see someone standing up to Gruesome.”

The City Council voted to move forward with the display at an emergency meeting Saturday, granting Parris’ request for authority to issue a permit and sign a contract with a fireworks vendor for a show.

“The city has considered all risks and feels confident in our ability to safely host a show,” Parris wrote on the city’s Facebook page. ” A show our residents deserve after a year of continuing challenges.”

“When you look around here, this city is the safest city in Los Angeles County. If you look at the number of hospital admissions and our death rate — we are the safest city,” Parris told KTLA.

The mayor said the display would be safe for the public as long as viewers remained in their vehicles or if they wore masks when outside one. He added that those who do not wear a face covering would be cited.

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A beautiful display of the middle finger to overreaching government.

The rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that….”

Still working on it. “…that our willingness to fight is still there”?

Good. Glad to see it.
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He added that those who do not wear a face covering would be cited.

Oh, that’s a relief. For a few seconds there I thought someone in California was considering rejoining the United States of America. But no, while they’ll go for anything sufficiently gaudy and superficial, deep down the slave mentality seems secure.

Frank Hammond | July 6, 2020 at 11:10 am

This was just not backyard boomers from your local Fireworks stands – this was 1.3G – the big stuff. 1.3G is strictly regulated in the US but wide open in Mexico. Lot of explosives crossed the border.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 containment rules prohibited fireworks on Independence Day.

I don’t think this is an accurate statement.

Newsom’s rules prevented gatherings of people for activities. That means that you could not have large crowds for a fireworks show. However, Newsom did not ban fireworks altogether as the OP implies. Several counties banned fireworks totally, including LA County.

Our general neighborhood here in the heartland was fireworks-crazy both Friday and Saturday night (and a little on Sunday since not quite everything had been blown) Took a long walk and enjoyed the sights and sounds of freedom. (And stopped at Sonic for a cone)

The Sky 9 video made me right proud. The Dem/MSM “demoralize” op appears to be a huge failure if the 4th is any indication.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to MrE. | July 6, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    The “People” are completely Fed Up about EVERYTHING.

    If Patriot Americans were not moral people there would be no more MSM or DEMs already………

texansamurai | July 6, 2020 at 2:20 pm

a great big, multi-colored, loud ” screw you! ” to the governor

well done, LA

I live out in the cornfields of Flyover, USA and can see the fireworks from different towns from my back yard

In the 12 years I’ve lived here, I’ve NEVER seen and heard so many going off as I did last night

It was hard to tell where the official fireworks show was in the big town nearest me, because the entire skyline of the town was lit up with big displays and boomers

Sounded like I was in a popcorn popper for hours

ScottTheEngineer | July 6, 2020 at 5:37 pm

“The numbers speak for themselves. Fireworks are not toys,” LAFD said, reminding residents that fireworks are illegal.

Hmmm. Sounds like a global warming science denier to me. EXECUTE HIM!!!

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