Lee Co. sheriff issues warning to careless hunters

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,


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