I'm a resident of York County. A recent gun control measure that was being considered before the Board of Supervisors caused me to take a second look into the county code. I came across something that might be of interest:
Sec. 17-56. Wildlife protected; hunting.
(a) Firearms. No person shall use, carry or possess firearms of any description, or air rifles, spring guns, bows and arrows, slings, or any other forms of weapons potentially inimical to wildlife or dangerous to human safety, or any instrument that can be loaded with and fire blank cartridges, without a permit from the appropriate governing official. Shooting into public areas from beyond public area boundaries is also forbidden. Authorized law enforcement officials, however, may carry and discharge firearms in the performance of their official duties.
(b) Hunting. The hunting, killing, wounding, frightening, capturing, trapping, or attempting to kill, wound, frighten or capture at any time of any wildlife is prohibited, except when it is necessary to prevent injury to persons, or if deemed necessary by the appropriate governing official for game management purposes.
Of concern to me is the first sentence. My take is that CC is covered by anyone with a CHP via 18.2 308 of the code of Virginia, however to my knowledge OC is not addressed by the code of Virginia and therefore has no applicable 'appropriate governing official'.
Is there anything I ammissing? Any thoughts on how this might affect O.C.?