Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kuna City Council still working on weapons discharge ordinance

Kuna City Council members are still working on a city law that would ban shooting off guns in city limits.
A weapons discharge ordinance came back before City Council members at last week’s council meeting.
The main sticking point is banning the practice of shooting off a gun within city limits without barring the use of weapons on such large properties as farms, where owners may use guns to shoot ground squirrels or put down cattle.
The idea of limiting the ordinance to a geographic-specific area of the city was proposed, an idea supported by Kody Aldrich, the chief of the Kuna substation of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. He said setting geographic boundaries would make it easier on enforcement.
Alternately, council and city staff had been considering exempting agriculture zones or properties larger than 5 or 10 acres or setting specific distances from residences.
Council members directed city staff to come back at a later meeting with new wording in the ordinance.

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