UPDATED: PWC Board of Supervisors and Second Amendment Rights
Yesterday I received the below NRA-ILA action update along with a contact list for the PWC Board of Supervisors.
Prince William County Board of Supervisors to Consider Proposal to Ban Hunting with Buckshot, Today! Your help is needed immediately, Tuesday April 18!
Virginia Prince William County of Board of Supervisors is meeting at 2:45 p.m. today to consider banning the use of buckshot, commonly used in hunting.
Please immediately contact members of the Board of Supervisors below and strongly encourage them to oppose this anti-hunting measure!
Unfortunately I received the following update today:
UPDATE - Unfortunately, the Board of Supervisors passed this measure banning the use of buckshot by a 6-2 vote Tuesday afternoon. The following Supervisors voted in favor of the measure to ban the use of buckshot for hunting in Prince William County Virginia: Connaughton, Covington, Nohe, Caddigan, Jenkins and Barg.
Please be sure to thank Supervisors Stirrup and Stewart for their votes against the measure.
Looks like Connaughton and others had no problem voting for what appears to be an unecessary hunting restriction and anti-Second Amendment measure. Extremely disappointing.
UPDATE: Young's has some excellent extensive coverage of this story here.
UPDATE 2: Apparently (Thanks Greg for pointing this out in the comments) it was previously unlawful to use slugs and now it will be the other way around. The vote was not, as originally thought, simply the elimination of the right to hunt with buckshot, rather it was the elimination of the right to hunt with buckshot while simultaneously restoring the previously revoked right to hunt with slugs.
This changes things somewhat and makes the decision less of an anti-Second Amendment vote, rather it was a decision of which of the two was a better policy and was in a sense Second Amendment neutral. While allowing the choice for either form of ammunition would be preferred by many (presumably including the NRAâ€¦ and thus their actions) it isnâ€™t as terrible as originally thought.
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