In a meeting that lasted until 1:20 am, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors decided to have more ‘study’ done on more gun regulation in Loudoun. The proposal was lead by two (former?) Republicans on the board, Matt Letourneau and Ron Meyer. From Loudounnow.com,
After a long debate Tuesday, the board’s Transportation and Land Use Committee will hear reports in February on: expanding the area of the county where shooting is prohibited, currently most of the suburban policy area to the east, to include the entire suburban policy area, which is largely covered by other shooting restrictions already; increasing the prohibited distance for firing guns from 50 yards to 100 yards from primary and secondary roads, which would match all other Virginia jurisdictions in the region; and study the possibility of requiring berms or shooting downhill for target shooting.
The county will also ask the state to consider a new law between the class one misdemeanor of reckless discharge of a firearm, which Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles) described as “a slap on the wrist,” and the class one felony of maliciously firing at an occupied building, which Supervisor Ron A. Meyer Jr. (R-Broad Run) said presents a heavy burden of proof to prosecutors.
Each of those passed 5-4, with supervisors Tony R. Buffington (R-Blue Ridge), Suzanne M. Volpe (R-Algonkian), Geary M. Higgins (R-Catoctin), and Vice Chairman Ralph M. Buona (R-Ashburn) opposed.
On Facebook Greg Stone made an excellent summation of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors,
After watching the Board of Supervisors debate how many angels could dance on the head of a pin, I came to the conclusion that we have 3 distinct groups on this current board.
Republicans: Geary Higgins , Ralph Buona, Tony Buffington, and Suzanne Volpe.
Kudos to Higgins and Buona for acting like rational Conservatives
Democrats: Randall ,Umstattd,and Saines.
Those Afraid of Soccer Moms:
Ron Meyer and Matt Letourneau.
More on the longest meeting in the history of this board here.
Aren’t you glad you weren’t there?