Discussion Topic: On Hunting Accidents And Hunter Liability

From the _Baltimore Sun:
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_The Howard County Council unanimously approved a bill last night intended to help avoid hunting accidents like the December incident in which an errant slug aimed at a deer shattered a day care center front window. . . .
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_The 5-0 vote . . . makes hunters liable for a civil fine of up to $1,000--the most allowed under law--if they ignore safety rules and damage private property with a gunshot.
The deer hunter in the December incident escaped prosecution because state law requires proof of willful intent. . . .
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Councilman Greg Fox, a Fulton Republican, praised the bill for putting "more accountability, responsibility and liability on hunters," without damaging their ability to hunt.

What do you think? Seem fair to you?