Eight Democratic members of the Loudoun delegation to the General Assembly sent a letter to the Republican-majority Loudoun Board of Supervisors calling on the board to amend Loudoun’s policy on discharging a firearm in developed areas like Aldie’s Willowsford community.

The letter is in response to news reports from earlier this week, when bullets fired from an outdoor shooting area hit three homes in the community. No one was injured.

Legislators say in the letter they want the Board of Supervisors to prohibit the discharge of weapons in developed areas of the county. The Board of Supervisors has made discharging a weapon illegal in the suburban policy area, which includes areas such as South Riding, Stone Ridge, Ashburn and Sterling, yet there is no such provision in the transition policy area, which includes newer developments like Willowsford, the letter says.

The letter was released by Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-33) and Del. John Bell (D- 87) and signed by Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) and Dels. Jennifer Boysko (D- 86), Karrie Delaney (D- 67), Wendy Gooditis (D- 10), Kathleen Murphy (D- 34) and David Reid (D- 32).

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