...to our returning veterans, many of whom suffer from PTSD. I think lighting off fireworks that do nothing but sound like an explosion is assanine way to celebrate our freedom. Why not just leave it to the pros, light a sparkler and have a beer?
To suffers of PTSD, the sound of explosives can trigger horrible memories of war, flashbacks, etc. We owe a debt of gratitude to our armed forces and scaring the shit out of them with M80s is a shitty way to show thanks.