TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says
careless hunters are firing stray bullets into homes in rural areas
of his county and he wants to put an end to the problem before
someone gets hurt.
Johnson says this year he is getting quite a few telephone calls
about people hunting near homes and occasionally shooting houses by
accident. The sheriff says he's even gone home to stray bullet
holes in the side of his house.
Johnson is urging hunters to practice safety.
There is no gun ordinance prohibiting firing a firearm in Lee
County, so people are free to discharge weapons if they have a
license to hunt.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,