TFred wrote:A rifle pointed at a 45 degree angle can very easily travel more that 1/2 mile. That phrase is vague enough to still disallow hunting within "miles" of a subdivision.http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...?101+sum+HB236
Shooting firearms in certain areas. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to discharge a firearm towards a subdivision within the range of the firearm, or to discharge a firearm towards any person or structure, when no barrier exists that would prevent the projectile from striking a person or animal or structure. With these changes, a locality would no longer be able to prohibit hunting generally within a half-mile radius of a subdivision, but would still be able to prohibit hunting within a subdivision.