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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: February 9, 2021 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 2 <br /> SUBJECT: Additional Discussion Regarding the Regulation of the Discharge of Firearms in <br /> Areas of the County with a High Residential Unit Density <br /> DEPARTMENT: County Attorney <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> A. Maps (1-4) Showing 300 Foot <br /> through 900 Foot Buffers Around John Roberts, 919-245-2318 <br /> Residential Structures Brian Carson, 919-245-2595 <br /> B. Estimate of the Distances Covered <br /> by Various Calibers of Ammunition <br /> from the Point of Discharge <br /> UNDER SPARATE COVER <br /> C. September 10, 2020 BOCC Agenda <br /> Item — Only Available Online at: <br /> <br /> WebLink/0/doc/62842/Page 1.aspx <br /> PURPOSE: To discuss options related to the regulation of firearms discharge in limited urbanized <br /> areas of the County. <br /> BACKGROUND: This topic was discussed by the Board of Commissioners in September 2020. The <br /> Board of Commissioners directed the County Attorney to bring back additional information at a work <br /> session including a map that shows diagrams of buffers of various sizes around residences in the <br /> County's jurisdiction and an example of approximate distances of varying types of ammunition. <br /> A more detailed discussion is available in the September agenda packet. The September 10, 2020 <br /> agenda item may be reviewed here. One point of clarification regarding the September agenda packet <br /> — permits are required for commercial shooting ranges erected in Orange County. Private shooting <br /> ranges require adequately constructed or maintained backstops, but do not require permits. <br /> Attachment B shows distances in a vacuum and does not account for arc range, barrel length, bullet <br /> type, cartridge power, etc. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with this discussion. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: There is no Orange County Social Justice Goal impact associated with <br /> this discussion. <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: There is no Orange County Environmental Responsibility Goal impact <br /> associated with this discussion. <br /> RECOMMENDATION(S): The Manager recommends the Board discuss this issue and provide <br /> direction to staff. <br />