Denver’s prohibition of personal fireworks is apparently meaningless
I have lived here for 40 years now and I am still perplexed at the attitude of the Denver Police Department, and other police agencies, towards fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in Denver and other municipalities.
Every year the police department says they will be enforcing the law. And every year I can see more fireworks in my neighborhood than I can at a show. I don’t dislike fireworks, but I try and respect the law. What does this teach our children about the law? Wink at it? The law should either be enforced or it should be repealed.
Why does the police department do so little about this law? I would like to know. Sure, enforcement would be tough and very unpopular. But it needs to be done, not ignored — or repeal the law. Send letters of 150 words or fewer to email@example.com or 101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 800, Denver, CO, 80202. Please include full name, city and phone number. Contact information is for our purposes only; we will not share it with anyone else. You can reach us by telephone at 303-954-1331.