Zionsville Times Sentinel

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August 28, 2013

Residents on both sides of shooting debate

The Zionsville Safety Board has a lot of information on how residents feel about gunfire in the rural area. The board heard from more than 20 people Monday morning, Aug. 26, some of whom spoke about safety issues of shooting guns and others against any type of ordinance restricting shooting guns in the rural district. The matter was brought before the safety board after the town council received several complaints for more than a year about people discharging firearms in the rural area. The council deferred the issue to the safety board, which hopes to give the council a recommendation on how to proceed. "We have had several people express a desire for allowing the discharge of firearms for varmint control, game shooting and recreational purposes," said Board President Steve Mundy. "We have no intent to pass an ordinance today, but we want to gather input so we have a better understanding of the breadth and scope of the issue." One of the topics at the center of the debate was an injury to a horse at the residence of Dr. Sally Booth, a 16-year resident and member of the National Rifle Association. "The shooting that is going on in our neighborhood is being characterized as a Second Amendment issue, and it is not," she said. "It is a safety issue, and my account of the gunshot wound of a horse that resides on my property will illustrate." See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.

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