Trustee concerned about gun safety in Pleasant Township

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By Hannah Poling
Staff Writer

Trustee Nancy Hunter brought up the topic of gun safety at the March 22 Pleasant Township board meeting.

According to Hunter, there was a concerning incident at her son’s home.

“My grandson heard bullets wiz over his head,” said Hunter.

The trustee said her family members called the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office about the matter. The responding deputies relayed that there were individuals firing hand guns into a ravine on Alkire Road.

“My son said it was AR 15s they were shooting,” said Hunter. “The deputy said they were shooting hand guns. It was probably because they ran out of ammo for their ARs.”

According to Hunter, the bullets traveled a half of a mile from the ravine, across the bike path, to her son’s home. This is not the first incident that has happened in regards to people firing weapons in this area.

Hunter asked that everyone use caution when shooting guns.

“No one is against you shooting your gun as long as you are doing it safely and have a backstop,” Hunter said.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, it is legal to discharge firearms on private property in Ohio’s townships if discharging the firearm is done in a safe and legal manner and that the person discharging the firearm is the landowner or someone to whom the landowner has given permission. Ohio law prohibits target shooting on public land.

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