Prospect residents outraged over firing weapons proposal in city limits

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 12:42 AM

PROSPECT, Ky. (WHAS11) – Prospect residents showed up to a city council meeting on Monday night to protest a proposal that would allow people to discharge weapons within the city limits.

Councilman Rob Bowling proposed the move saying the city wasn’t in compliance after Kentucky voters passed a hunting and fishing amendment in 2012 making it a constitutional right.

“It's a policy we have that limits the ability of people to hunt with the no discharge of weapons,” Bowling said.

The current ordinance says you can’t fire a weapon within the city limits except to defend your personal property.

“For those of you who think it is sport to go out and get a deer that you can feed out of your hand or shoot squirrels in the backyard, this is absurd, absolutely absurd,” resident Ed Rademaker said.

The council decided to have the city attorney consult with the attorney general on the legality of the current ordinance banning the discharge of weapons. Bowling said the proposal will have an official reading at the next meeting.

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