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Thread: Quinte West firearms bylaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35wailin View Post
    When they amalgamated several small municipalities into the City of Greater Sudbury, there was a patchwork of firearms by laws. They formed a committee that included a few shooters and came to the conclusion that there were enough federal and provincial laws regarding safe discharge that they repealed all the existing by laws.
    The same thing happened,thankfully,in The Municipality of Clarington after it was amalgamted by combining Darlington and Clark Townships. Our by-law relies heavily on provincial FWCA and Federal Firearms and Criminal Code regulations. It was good to see that Councillors of the time had the foresight to realize an extra layer of municipal by-laws would be instantly redundant. It's unfortunate other regional municipalities weren't that astute.
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    Any bylaw with regards to hunting/shooting was shot down before it even got going, at council meeting last night.

    This is huge and should be noted by others who may come up against similar.

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    A little more to the story....

    Deputy Mayor Jim Alyea said there was no need for residents to be up in arms, noting all it took for the controversy to surface was a complaint from one individual.

    At no time did we say we wanted to stop hunting in rural areas. Ive received phone calls and e-mails. There was no intent by the committee to impose any kind of a hunting ban, said Alyea, also a member of the finance committee.


    Committee chair Karen Sharpe was also on the defensive.

    Im not an anti-hunting or anti-gun person, but I do think it was appropriate to review (the issue of firearms discharge in built up areas). I appreciate the consultation, said the rural Sidney ward councillor.


    Even urban Trenton Coun. Sally Freeman proclaimed her pro hunting status.
    Im not against hunting. There was never any intention to ban anything, the only intention was to clarify where the discharge of firearms is appropriate, said Freeman.
    A discharge bylaw is an unnecessary step. There are already provincial laws in place that everyone has to abide by. Hunting deer with a rifle, shotgun or back powder firearm is already prohibited south of the 401. Its already seen as a risk. You can only use a bow, said Harvey.
    read more: http://www.intelligencer.ca/2015/06/...ylaw-shot-down
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    Nothing new with this bylaw concept.
    The Town of Ft. Erie has had a firearms bylaw that came out over 20 years ago .. No discharge of a firearm withing 300 metres of ANY building.
    And what brought this bylaw into existance .... two "BUBBAS" sitting on a farmers back deck in his lawn chairs at 6:00 am shooting deer in his back yard (without his permission).
    Those 2 idiots caused almost 90% of the area in that municipality to be effectively closed for hunting.

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    There is no reason for a bylaw for anything other than noise. Safety is covered by the FWCA and the CC.

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