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Please see Resolution Number 06-391, dated April 25, 2006 to <br />Reconsider Ordinance Number 06-41; and please see Resolution <br />Number 06-392, dated April 25, 2006 to Defer Action Indefinitely <br />on Amendment to Chapter 31 of the Prince William County Code <br />MOTION: BARG April 18, 2006 <br />Regular Meeting <br />SECOND: COVINGTON Ord. No. 06-41 <br />RE: AMEND CHAPTER 31 OF THE PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY CODE <br />TO ALLOW HUNTING WITH RIFLED SLUGS INSTEAD OF <br />BUCKSHOT <br />ACTION: APPROVED <br />WHEREAS, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors, <br />pursuant to both general and specific authority granted by the Code of Virginia, has enacted <br />certain provisions of Chapter 31 (Weapons) of the Prince William County Code to regulate <br />outdoor shooting of firearms; and <br />WHEREAS, Section 31-22 of the Prince William County Code does not allow <br />the use of slugs for hunting; and <br />WHEREAS, the Weapons Control Board Committee and the Prince William <br />County Police Department believe use of slugs for hunting game will make conditions safer for <br />hunters and citizens, and be more humane for game animals; and <br />WHEREAS, in the opinion of the Board, the County is so heavily populated <br />that the use of shotguns loaded with buckshot is dangerous to the inhabitants thereof; and <br />WHEREAS, the Clerk to the Board properly advertised notice of the public <br />hearing, for the stated purpose, in a newspaper of general circulation in Prince William County; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, on March 21, 2006, the Prince William Board of County <br />Supervisors authorized a public hearing on April 18, 2006, to consider an amendment to <br />Section 31-22 that would permit the use of slugs for hunting; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED that the Prince William Board of <br />County Supervisors does hereby amend section 31-22 of Chapter 31 — Weapons — of the Prince <br />William County Code, to read as follows: <br />Sec. 31-22. Limitation on firearms used for hunting; <br />exemption for muzzle -loading weapons used during <br />prescribed season. <br />