Horry County wants to tighten laws on firing guns in neighborhoods

Horry County wants to tighten laws on firing guns in neighborhoods

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Members of Horry Chapter Wildlife Action shoot at their outdoor range and discuss the use of guns on private property in 2017. By Horry County Council could change some of its gun safety laws in the future. Nick Rollins, a resident of Little River, spoke to County Council on Tuesday about damage to his subdivision home due to an immediate neighbor shooting high-powered rifles into a mound of dirt. Not all bullets are staying in the ground, and it’s making his property unsafe, he said. “If I was firing an automatic weapon or a high-powered rifle in the direction of your home and only a small pile of dirt and a handful of trees were there to stop the bullets, would you consider that an acceptable and safe manner to discharge a weapon?” Rollins asked the Council. Rollins said this isn’t a gun rights issue. It’s about keeping his property and family safe from bullets. He said police officers who visited his home said it was a safety problem — there just wasn’t much that could be done. Unlimited Digital Access: Only $0.99 For Your First Month Get full access to The Sun News content across all your devices. He asked council to revisit an ordinance passed in 2017 regarding the reckless discharge of a gun. The ordinance bans the use of “a firearm or other mechanical device in such a manner as to exhibit a reckless, willful or wanton disregard for the safety or persons, property or domesticated […]

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