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Virginia - The Sound Of Victory In Virginia

Friday, August 19, 2005

In a victory for Nelson County, Virginia hunters and shooters, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors this week amended a controversial noise ordinance that would have severely restricted shooting in the county.  The ordinance was originally passed on June 30 at an "emergency" meeting and without public notice.

Yielding to pressure from angry sportsmen and hunters, the Board of Supervisors re-adopted the noise ordinance and, with unanimous approval, added an exemption for the lawful discharge of firearms, except at commercial ranges.  Hunting live game and nuisance or predatory animals is also exempted.

Special thanks goes out to all of the Nelson County residents who attended the public hearing and voiced their opposition to the original ordinance.

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