Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- It turns out someone was target shooting in Loudoun Virnginia on May 5 2018 and some bullets hit three houses. Nobody was hurt, thankfully.
Here's the rub: apparently the Loudoun County Sheriffs Department knows who was doing the shooting, but is not going to prosecute them!
That is not good. Failure to enforce laws means that MORE laws and restrictions will be placed on everyone to “fix” the problem, when simply enforcing current law would also fix the problem without further infringements on everyone else.
The person shooting supposedly has a berm, but obviously missed hitting it several times. That is unacceptable.
Several state laws were clearly violated, including reckless endangerment. Why are these laws not being enforced by the Sheriffs Department?
Predictably, the County is now looking at further restrictions on shooting. 🙁
The article, below, claims that a “machine gun” was being used. That is possible and could explain missing the berm if the person shooting was not trained in managing the recoil of a fully-automatic gun (you need to lean firmly forward into the gun and be prepared to release the trigger if the muzzle starts to climb). Of course, the press has a bad record on identifying firearms, so who knows?
The County is going to ask some firearms experts (we don't know who at this time) to give input on how the County's ordinances can be revised.
The usual suspects, anti-rights Democrat lawmakers, are calling for changes to the ordinances:
“Sens. Jennifer Wexton (D-33) and Barbara Favola (D-31) and Dels. Jennifer Boysko, John Bell (D- 87), Karrie Delaney (D-67), Wendy Gooditis (D-10), Kathleen Murphy (D- 34) and David Reid (D-32) sent a letter to the board calling for emergency action to restrict the discharge of firearms in developed areas.”
If you live in Loudoun County, VA, I suggest you contact your supervisor and urge them to simply have the laws enforced, as opposed to further restricting the rights of gun owners.
Virginia Citizens Defense League will continue to monitor the situation. If anyone hears of further movement on this issue, let me know about it.
Thanks to member Jeff Browning for the link:
About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.
For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.