County weighs ban on firing guns in s...

County weighs ban on firing guns in some locations -- dailypres...

There are 8 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Oct 2, 2007, titled County weighs ban on firing guns in some locations -- dailypres.... In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

An expansion of areas where shooting firearms would be prohibited could make some areas of Gloucester off-limits to hunters.

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Wondering

Newport News, VA

#1 Oct 2, 2007
Gloucester is a COUNTY, let me type that again, a COUNTY! There should be areas for hunting, shooting, etc. Tell them to stop allowing so many dang housing developments that Rt. 17 already can't support.
concerned parent

United States

#2 Oct 2, 2007
Let me begin by saying I grew up in a family of hunters. I think if people are not smart enough to know not to shoot near houses or shopping areas shouldnt be issued hunting licenses and making it against the law is not going to stop them. What ever happened to common sense???
Not So Common

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Oct 2, 2007
Most hunters are responsible, law abiding citizens. But, there are enough who just don't have or don't use their "common sense" that laws are needed to protect the public-at-large.
btjac757

United States

#4 Oct 3, 2007
What else can the county do to prevent honest everyday citizens from exercising their privilage of hunting. Like everything else it's the encroachment of homes and peole that make hunting dangerous. We should call the board and let them know our concerns about taking more land from hunting.
Chet

Hampton, VA

#5 Oct 3, 2007
Sounds like a solution looking for a problem.
Michelle Ressler

Gloucester, VA

#6 Oct 5, 2007
Dear Fellow citizens of Gloucester,

I would like to take this oppurtunity to respond to the recent Daily Press article in which I was severely misrepresented. The discussion at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting was to concern the discharge of firearms in subdivisions. It was not intended to discuss or increase the no hunting zones in the county.

I myself am a gun owner. I have enjoyed hunting with my husband in the past and look forward to doing it again in the future. I never had nor will ever have any intention to limit the rights of the citizens of this county to keep and bear arms as quarentted by the second amendent.

If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding this issue or my stand on this issue, please do not hesitate to contact me through the Gloucester County website.

Thank You for Your time,
Michelle Ressler
Supervisor at large
Michelle Ressler

Gloucester, VA

#7 Oct 5, 2007
Dear Fellow citizens of Gloucester,

I would like to take this oppurtunity to respond to the recent Daily Press article in which I was severely misrepresented. The discussion at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting was to concern the discharge of firearms in subdivisions. It was not intended to discuss or increase the no hunting zones in the county.

I myself am a gun owner. I have enjoyed hunting with my husband in the past and look forward to doing it again in the future. I never had nor will ever have any intention to limit the rights of the citizens of this county to keep and bear arms as quarentted by the second amendent.

If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding this issue or my stand on this issue, please do not hesitate to contact me through the Gloucester County website.

Thank You for Your time,
Michelle Ressler

“He's 3 1/2 lbs. of fury!!!”

Since: Sep 07

Hampton Roads, VA

#8 Oct 12, 2007
I do not agree with hunting but I'm not anti-gun, however, I've never meet an irresponsible hunter. They are usually pretty educated about gun laws and hunting laws and I commend them on that.

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