While I agree that those two aspects should be changed, I'm not sure where the information that a single beer stays in your system for four hours came from. On private property, it's not the government's business if I'm shooting safely, even if I have alcohol in my system.
I also agree on the hour after sunset to sunrise rule-the same noise ordinance governing music is from 11p-7a. It should be the same for shooting. The source of the sound should not matter. Considering the last meeting, I believe this one can be changed. Unfortunately, I do not think the drinking part will be.
All of that being said, this is the first experience I have with GRNC alerts and an issue that I have been directly involved with. I feel obligated to say that GRNC's release is misleading and closes with the sensationalist statement "That is, unless you want the Johnston County Board of Commissioners to believe they are your mothers. Perhaps the penalties for these "offenses" should include sending you to bed early without supper!".
Furthermore, it states "This is a mere sampling of provisions in this ordinance." as if there is a great deal wrong with the ordinance. Other than the two things mentioned, what is wrong with it?
Also, please consider that this was after a single meeting. There will be another meeting this week, with a meeting open to public comment to follow.
If this is the way all GRNC updates are written, I will have to give them less weight in the future. I hope this is not the case, as the organization overall appears to be a very good one.