Officials in Amherst County have ruled that the county’s 5th District will no longer be considered a “shooting not allowed” locality. Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve an ordinance that eliminates the prohibition on shooting of firearms in the district which includes the southern portion of Madison Heights. The measure does allow for a petition to the board for “no shooting zones” in communities if at least 51 percent of the residents are is in support of an exemption to the code in their neighborhood or subdivision.
3/7/13: The Amherst County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday discussed the firearm shooting distance and reviewed an ordinance that eliminates the prohibition of it, in District 5, which represents southern Madison Heights. The county code currently exempts lawful defense, shooting at a licensed facility and shotgun use on private land at a distance of more than 100 yards from adjoining property owners. A public hearing on the measure is planned for March 19.