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Virginia: Ordinance to Restrict Shooting Defeated in Sussex County!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Yesterday, the Sussex County Board of Supervisors defeated an unnecessary ordinance by a three to three vote (with four needed to pass) that could have restricted shooting ranges to the point of extinction.

Over the years, the county Board of Supervisors has consistently rejected similar proposals from the Planning Commission due to their negative impact on sportsmen, shooters and business in the county.  With this vote however there is now hope that this reoccurring issue will not be revisited.

The three county supervisors who voted against the ordinance were:

Blackwater District 
Wayne M. Harrell 
406 Jasper Lane
Post Office Box 1 
Waverly, Virginia 23890
Home: (804) 834-2603

Courthouse District 
T. Wayne Birdsong
116 Nicholson Drive
Wakefield, Virginia 23888

Home: (757) 899-3806

Wakefield District 
C. Eric Fly Sr.,  
Vice Chairman 
38411 Rocky Hock Road
Wakefield, Virginia 23888
Cell: (757) 647-8190
cefly@seamcorp.net 

Thank you to all those who spoke out against this ordinance during this arduous process and be sure to remember how your supervisor voted when they come up for reelection in the future.

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