April 25, 2008
Virginia County Bans Rifles For Deer Hunting
By Scott Bestul
From the Times-Dispatch:
The [Charles City County] Board of Supervisors voted 2-1 last night to prohibit deer hunting with high-powered rifles, drawing anger and raised voices from some in the audience. . . .
Vince Brackett said hunting with rifles is a tradition and it claims far fewer lives than boating in Virginia...
Elbert Parker held a piece of inch-thick wood above his head to demonstrate the ease with which a bullet could go through someone's wall.
"Your children can be shot dead looking at TV in your house," he said, prompting an argument among him and members of the crowd until board chairman Gilbert A. Smith tapped on a table to quiet them.