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Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee to meet Monday

Posted: August 12, 2014 8:27 p.m.
Updated: August 13, 2014 6:00 a.m.

A meeting of the newly-formed Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room 190 at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St. in Camden. Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. said the committee was formed after a meeting July 16 was held to discuss firearms usage in the county.

Kershaw County Council had considered an ordinance regulating the discharge of guns in unincorporated areas of the county, but dropped the matter after hearing numerous complaints from property owners and firearms enthusiasts. Tucker said the 11-member committee was selected from a list of names of people who showed interest in being included. He said the members have varying points of view and concerns.

“We suggested to have people call in and sign up. We had a list of names and we wanted to make it diverse,” Tucker said. “We have hunters, people who do target practice, some people who have had some issues in their community, even a couple of lawyers.”

Tucker said the goal of the committee is to make reasonable recommendations to council about any future firearms ordinance that may be introduced.

“I’m hoping the committee can make some suggestions back to council, some good recommendations that we can act on,” he said. “We want to see what’s available and see what their opinions are. The public is invited to all the meetings. Nothing will be behind closed doors. It will all be transparent.”


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