Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Unanimous Reconsideration of Buckshot Vote

Just got this e-mail from the NRA-ILA:

Prince William County Unanimously Votes To Reconsider Limiting Hunting!

Thanks to all your calls and e-mails, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided to reconsider a ban on the use of buckshot within the county. This prohibition would have allowed only shotguns loaded with slugs to be used for hunting in Prince William County and could have been the start of a ban on hunting in Prince William County.

Please contact the Board members below and thank them for their reconsideration of this anti-hunting resolution.

Of course, this relates to an e-mail received last week, and a post that I had here. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the comments, including a few cheap shots at a slander site. One doubts that they'll add "and right" to their list of particulars.

It's kind of funny, really. As it seems now, the Board scheduled a public hearing, without making it apparent that it was going to have a vote. They got rolled by the staff (who said it was acting on a request from a State agency), and unexpectedly voted for something that seems less inclined toward public safety (I'm perfectly willing to concede that there are good arguments on both sides on the ammunition issue as to humane hunting).

And rather than question the manner in which this happened, there are some people out there who thought it would be more fun to attack me.