- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - One mother who wants her son to be able to continue practicing archery in their backyard is arguing against a proposed Horry County ordinance that is aimed at preventing careless firearm shootings.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach (https://bit.ly/2kwQlPE ) reports that under the ordinance, firearms, including bows, would be prohibited from being fired anywhere that would prohibits the discharge of a firearm within a 900-feet radius of a home, school, park or public building.

Whitney Craig told council members that a bow and arrow is not a firearm and should be exempt.

Councilman Cam Crawford suggested that archery and compound bows be removed from the definition of firearms.

The ordinance will go before the full council for the next step of consideration on Tuesday.


Information from: The Sun News, https://www.thesunnews.com/

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