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    Spotsylvania considering relaxing shooting restrictions.

    This one will be interesting to watch. VCDL will probably want to get involved as well.

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    Spotsylvania supervisors ponder shooting-ordinance change

    BY JEFF BRANSCOME
    THE FREE LANCE-STAR

    Spotsylvania County gun owners who live on more than an acre may soon be able to shoot on their property. Residents currently face misdemeanor charges if they fire guns in any subdivision, regardless of how many acres their lots are.

    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.

    See link for rest of story.

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    Whoa, I'm not sure I'm in favor of that.

    An acre is 165 ft by 264 ft. That's tiny. And if there are no trees, there is little assurance that the projectile will remain within their property. Also, there's a noise ordinance. I don't see how they can pass this simply.

    Rural plots with lots of trees and maybe 10 acres, sure, but it would still be noisy for neighbors. They'd have to enact 'backstop' rules, and 'time of day to shoot' rules, and caliber of firearm provisions.

    I mean it's good they're relaxing the laws on firearms, because it makes it more common for LAC to have and use their guns, but it's not simple to legislate and control, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawah View Post
    Whoa, I'm not sure I'm in favor of that.

    An acre is 165 ft by 264 ft. That's tiny. And if there are no trees, there is little assurance that the projectile will remain within their property. Also, there's a noise ordinance. I don't see how they can pass this simply.

    Rural plots with lots of trees and maybe 10 acres, sure, but it would still be noisy for neighbors. They'd have to enact 'backstop' rules, and 'time of day to shoot' rules, and caliber of firearm provisions.
    I mean it's good they're relaxing the laws on firearms, because it makes it more common for LAC to have and use their guns, but it's not simple to legislate and control, imo.
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    ETA: thanks TFred for the updates, as always.
    Yeah, thats what we need... even more gun restrictions.

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    Looks like this might be coming up for a vote on Tuesday.

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    http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsd...ing-ordinance/

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    Board of Supervisors tabled the ordinance. Took no action.

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    http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsd...gun-ordinance/

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