- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A Berkeley County councilman has failed to get support for an ordinance he proposed that would have banned shooting firearms within 250 yards of schools, houses, playground, parks and day cares in unincorporated parts of the county.

Councilman Tommy Newell tells the Post and Courier (http://bit.ly/1T4jRIl) he introduced the ordinance after an Oct. 8 incident in which Sangaree Elementary School and two other nearby schools were put on lockdown because a neighbor was shooting targets.

Violations would have been a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500 or up to 30 days in jail.

Councilman Josh Whitley called the proposal “a potential enforcement nightmare.”

Newell says he will reintroduce the ordinance specific to Sangaree schools in the coming months.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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