North Carolina: Guilford County Considering Firearm Discharge Restrictions

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On August 5th, the Guilford County, NC Board of Commissioners will consider File # 2021-294 to restrict hunting and target shooting IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On August 5th, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners will consider File # 2021-294 to restrict hunting and target shooting, though it remains unclear if they even have the authority to do so. If you wish to attend the hearing, you may click here for information. Please contact commissioners and ask them to OPPOSE File # 2021-294.

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File # 2021-294 prohibits “repetitive” discharges of firearms between 9 PM and 8 AM, and also prohibits “repetitive” discharges of firearms outside of that time for more than two hours consecutively or three hours cumulatively. The proposed ordinance defines “repetitive discharge” to mean multiple firearm discharges from the same general location within a one-hour period. This restriction also applies to shooting ranges.

Restricting shooting ranges and restricting target shooting with such arbitrary regulations infringes on Second Amendment rights. Shooting ranges are essential for citizens to practice to be safe and proficient with their firearms.

Again, please contact commissioners and ask them to OPPOSE File # 2021-294.


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Wolf44
Wolf44
1 month ago

DO you have anything else to say? I’ve read about seven stories and some comments. Your response has been the same in all of them. I think we get the point.

Red Falcon 1325
Red Falcon 1325
1 month ago

I know I’m going to get a lot of crap for my comments. I live in NC (not Guilford Co) and possess a NC Lifetime Hunting license. I have shot and hunted in many states and several countries for over 50 years. As far as being lawful, many NC counties have noise and firearms discharge ordinances. It depends on how this File is worded, but from what I read in this article, hunting isn’t really affected, it’s still ½ hour before sunrise and after sunset. I would like to know their definition of ‘repetitive discharges’, is it 3 shots, 50, how many?? But if you require… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago

As quoted in the article, rule is for “multiple” shots from same general area. That would include two shots. If you wound a deer and it does not go far enough (not defined!) you might want to not shoot it again to put it out of it’s misery. Self defense shootings take more than one shot. Many practice for double tap, as in firing twice and then evaluating effect before continuing to fire. So if there have been three self defense events in a “general area”, it would be illegal for you to use a gun in self defense for… Read more »

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

North Carolina has State pre-emption. One exception.
Municipalities may ban firearms from government buildings.
G.S. 14-409.40Page 1§ 14-409.40. Statewide uniformity of local regulation.
G.S. 14-415.23Page 1§ 14-415.23. Statewide uniformity
They can’t do it and if they do they can be sued.

Finnky
Finnky
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Good news.