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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spotsylvania to Consider Shooting Ordinance Change

From the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star:
The Board of Supervisors is considering amending the county ordinance to state that discharging guns in subdivisions is illegal only on lots of one acre or less.

Some think the proposed law is too strict, and others believe it may be too lax.
Residents currently face misdemeanor charges if they discharge firearms in any subdivision, regardless of how many acres their lots are.  Additionally, the current ordinance is vague as it does not specifically state what constitutes a subdivision as neighboring Stafford County does.  Stafford's ordinance notes specifically where it is illegal to discharge a firearm in the county.
According to the Free Lance-Star,  Supervisors have been discussing the law privately since March.  The Board plans to hold a public hearing in the near future.  VSSA will notify members when the meeting is public hearing notice and the proposal are published.

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