Late last year, the Rankin County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of a firearm within 500 yards (more than a quarter mile) of a platted subdivision, or hunting with a bow within 100 yards of a platted subdivision. The ordinance was passed with little notice or opportunity for affected landowners and sportsmen to express their opposition to it.
State law already makes it illegal to discharge a firearm into a dwelling. The effect of this far-reaching local ordinance has been to create large “No Hunting Zones” that extend far beyond subdivision property lines into neighboring tracts of land – without regard for the property rights of those landowners or for cases in which firearms could safely be discharged on those properties with absolutely no threat to neighbors.
Please contact the Supervisors below and urge them to repeal this misguided ordinance!