Let's show up at this event and give Sheriff Diggs our support!
The anti rallying cry has been broadcast to a wider audience. See Pam Pouchot's LTE in today's (7/19/2010) Daily Press.
Keep gun laws
On July 20 at 6 p.m., the York County
Board of Supervisors plans to rescind Ordinance 16-7 that prohibits the discharge of firearms in over 90 percent of the county and rescind 16-37 that will allow the discharge of high-powered rifles on private property. There are already exemptions for gun clubs, protecting persons and property, designated hunting areas, and shooting dangerous or destructive animals. What more would the responsible gun owner need to do?
York County is heavily populated. Homes are situated too close to their neighbors to safely discharge firearms. Yes, there are state laws to punish those who cause harm to persons or property, after the fact. When a stray bullet enters your home and kills your child playing in his room, there will be little consolation that the irresponsible gun owner will be prosecuted. In any group there will be some irresponsible people. While their intentions may not be malicious, their irresponsible actions can be fatal.
I am at a loss to understand why our board and sheriff would want to endanger citizens. I urge those who view this as a public safety issue to address the board at the public hearing on July 20, before we have to address an unfortunate tragedy.