Unlike with real estate, location doesn’t really matter.
According to Sgt. Jerry Brewer of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, “The county ordinance that addresses these situations doesn’t specify a distance. It is more related to the behavior of the individual.”
The section in reference (38-106 – Discharge of Firearms) states, “It is unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm or air gun or pistol — carelessly or heedlessly in wanton disregard for the safety of others; or without due caution or circumspection and in a manner so as to endanger any person or property and resulting in property damage or bodily injury.”
In other words, it’s not proximity of the firing of the bullet; it’s what that bullet may or may not hit as a result of poor judgment on the part of the shooter.
Think before you shoot. Violation of this regulation will result in a minimum $500 fine.
Date posted: January 2, 2013
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