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Officials consider change to Zachary gun law

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Posted: Feb 18, 2014 10:32 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Feb 18, 2014 10:32 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Zachary, law, ordinance, gun, shooting, rifle, mayor, council

ZACHARY - City leaders want to consider changing an outdated law that allows guns to be fired anywhere in city limits.

The ordinance was intended for rural areas before the city began to expand.

After a couple of complaints about gunshot noises, the council and mayor are considering amending the law, to keep up with the growing city.

"Logic tells you, you cannot hunt in a neighborhood," said Mayor David Amrhein. "There needs to be some sort of logic played out in this."

The complaints came from the Pride-Port Hudson area, where some Zachary residents hunt on plots of land they own. Their homes sit on acres of property, far away from homes.

The council and mayor met Tuesday night to discuss the ordinance and possible changes to zoning. They plan to take a look at other municipalities and do more research.

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