Isle of Wight considers new restrictions on target shooting

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Isle of Wight considers new restrictions on target shooting

Postby jdege on Thu Mar 23, 2023 7:58 am

https://www.smithfieldtimes.com/2023/03/22/isle-of-wight-considers-new-restrictions-on-target-shooting/
Isle of Wight considers new restrictions on target shooting
Isle of Wight County supervisors are contemplating new restrictions on recreational target shooting.

Isle of Wight’s current firearms ordinance makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to fire a gun within a 1,000-foot radius of a “platted subdivision” of five or more homes. A change proposed by County Attorney Bobby Jones would make it “unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm for recreational or target shooting purposes” if the bullet “will, or is likely to” leave the gun owner’s property boundaries, unless “permission to do so has been granted by the adjacent landowner.”

The change, as currently written, would further require anyone engaged in recreational target shooting to have a backstop behind the target that will “adequately contain the projectile” and would ban target shooting between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.


I don't often see proposed new restrictions on guns to be reasonable, but this one bothers me not at all.
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Re: Isle of Wight considers new restrictions on target shooting

Postby Rip Van Winkle on Thu Mar 23, 2023 11:18 am

Isn't the Isle of Wight in the UK?
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Re: Isle of Wight considers new restrictions on target shooting

Postby jdege on Thu Mar 23, 2023 11:30 am

Rip Van Winkle wrote:Isn't the Isle of Wight in the UK?

Yes, but there's an Isle of Wight County in Virginia.
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Re: Isle of Wight considers new restrictions on target shooting

Postby Holland&Holland on Thu Mar 23, 2023 4:43 pm

Rip Van Winkle wrote:Isn't the Isle of Wight in the UK?


Not much shooting going on there I imagine.
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