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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Utah
Current location: Southern Utah
Member since: 2001
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Children hurt when parade cannon malfunctions in Orem (Utah)

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Three children were hurt after a cannon malfunctioned at the Orem Summerfest parade.

A Civil War reenactment group fired a cannon on 800 East, just south of Center Street, at the beginning of the parade. When the cannon went off, a spark landed on "a large pouch that contained additional charges for the cannon," according to an Orem Police news release.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58069425-78/cannon-parade-orem-twitter.html.csp

Having worked around and with explosives for much of my career, I just don't understand why such utter incompetence is allowed to flourish and thrive in the name of patriotism and flag waving. BATF needs to get involved and investigate this incident.
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