A person who was target-shooting in Lovettsville on June 21 was issued two summonses after allegedly striking nearby properties, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the 10000 block of Georges Mill Road for a report of gunfire that had occurred in the area between 1 and 3 p.m.

The complainant told authorities trees on his property and a neighboring property had been struck by gunfire, according to the LCSO.

After locating the target-shooter, deputies issued him two summonses for discharge of firearms under county ordinance.

In December, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of amending county ordinance with the goal of curbing errant gunfire.

Per the updated code, projectiles may not be fired within 100 yards of “all occupied structures” and may not cross into adjacent properties without the owners’ permission.

— Times-Mirror Staff

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Last week was Purcellville now this. Who knows how many more have not been brought to public light. The BOS needs to make serious changes to the law before people are injured or killed. 100 yards is no where near enough for all the idiots who have no clue how to shoot responsibly. Loudoun is not what it used to be and the ordinances need to reflect that. Target practice should be reserved for gun ranges unless the properties used are at minimum 10+ acres especially given how far bullets travel. The county will undoubtedly be sued. It's just a matter of time. The question is who will have to die first for the county to do anything. The law as it stands is a joke and allows the shooter basically to get away with reckless endangerment.

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Hardworkingamerican... Drinking the Kool-Aid much??? Stop listening to Fox News and do a little research. Indoor gun ranges in VA are open.


stack old tires on top of each other 10 deep. fill with sand, push dirt in front and behind, you have a burm. bullets won't penetrate. I can't help you if you cant hit that or keep rounds on target. that said, I've also seen 5.56 tracers go in crazy directions during night fire so caveat emptor.


I hope this is just the first of these sorts of actions by the Sheriff's office. I often hear heavy gunfire from 3 different directions when standing in my backyard. One is clearly still using a bumpstock and the other two just blow $$ worth of ammo getting their jollies. Why these annoying fools can't go to a rifle range where the noise would be contained and the neighbors wouldn't have to just depend on their neighbors being safety conscious. Even a short-barrel weapon like an AR-15 can send a projectile well over 1,000 yards.

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