Guess how many replies it took for the post about “Where can I find sparklers for a party” turned into a raging gun control debate?!
If you guessed three, you’re a big winner!
Now, I thought everyone knew that fireworks of all kinds are illegal in Alexandria, and that you have drive over to the Fairfax side and sneak them in (not that *I* would ever do that!).
But instead of a polite reminder, we got this:
THEY ARE ILLEGAL.
END OF CONVERSATION.
Same as firing a gun is.
Get over it.
My only complaint is that the jokesters beat me to all the good zingers, so enjoy:
And you’re more likely to be (idiotically) reported to the Mayor’s office for cutting your own trees down on your own private property before being fined for shooting a gun, I mean lighting a few sparklers.
A more pressing DANGER to our community are the off-leash dogs which are ALSO illegal and carry the steep threat of fines, dog impounding, court summons, etc., yet nothing ever happens to these non-rule-abiding residents….Letter of the law isn’t exactly followed OR enforced around here…
[What about] the anti-tree-cutters on S Overlook that call the Mayors office to tattle in futility and then blast personal contact information on every City of Alexandria list serve in an effort to harass and bully?
But honestly the best part of the still-ongoing thread is that my man Raji is back with his hilarity:
I think we can all agree shooting a gun is only acceptable in self defense or in defense of a dog fecal incident, and even then the dog or owner must be shot in the act of the fecal deposit or encouraging it, and only if they are inserting a sparkler in the the poo pile, birthday cake style.