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Johnston County noise law would ban loud gun discharges

Posted August 27, 2012

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— The Johnston County Board of Commissioners will vote next week on a noise ordinance that specifically bans residents from firing guns that are "unreasonably loud."

The ordinance, which is scheduled for a vote Sept. 4, bans noises that are considered "unreasonably loud" or "disturbing," which is determined by time of day, location and whether the average person would find the noise disruptive.

In addition to banning the loud discharge of firearms, the ordinance also would prohibit "loud, boisterous language or shouting" and noise from any sound-producing device that disturbs the quiet between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The measure has drawn criticism from residents who think it's a first step toward gun control. Opponents have launched a Facebook page urging commissioners to vote no.

Commissioners approved the ordinance at an Aug. 6 meeting, but they must vote again because one commissioner was absent.

Officials said the agenda will be posted on the county's website.

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  • piene2 Aug 31, 2012

    ".It never ceases to amaze me that people move here from other states because they like NC and then complain that we don't do things here like they did them "where I'm from"... If it was SO great back where you're from might I suggest you go BACK!!! I find that most of the complainers are from the more northren states and more times than not either do or should live in Cary so they can be with their own kind...
    torchhappysean"

    Posts like this one never cease to amaze me. I love North Carolina, the climate is mild, taxes low and generally the people are nice, if a bit backward. What I do not like is the simple fact that they have no earthly idea how to drive. Let us face it, the natives stay close to home because they have no idea how to drive on anything but cow paths. City driving and highway driving are as alien to them as piloting a rocket to the moon would be. It is as simple as that.

  • torchhappysean Aug 31, 2012

    "Yeah and NC natives have yet to figure out how to use a rotary (round about for you guys). A man has to know his limitations".... WWRJD
    "I feel safer riding in New York City during rush hour than in even on some rutty old cow path, which is basically about what North Carolina has for a highway system. Put another way, anywhere that is not North Carolina is a safer place to drive or ride.".....piene2....
    It never ceases to amaze me that people move here from other states because they like NC and then complain that we don't do things here like they did them "where I'm from"... If it was SO great back where you're from might I suggest you go BACK!!! I find that most of the complainers are from the more northren states and more times than not either do or should live in Cary so they can be with their own kind...

  • piene2 Aug 30, 2012

    "Yeah and NC natives have yet to figure out how to use a rotary (round about for you guys). A man has to know his limitations.
    WWRJD"

    Do not feed or pick on the natives. They are already overburdened.

  • Classified Aug 30, 2012

    "I have ridden in New York City, Philadelpha, Baltimore, Kingston, and quite a few other big cities up north and I can tell you that I personally feel MUCH safer riding anywhere in NC than in any of the northren states I have riden in so far." torchhappysean

    Yeah and NC natives have yet to figure out how to use a rotary (round about for you guys). A man has to know his limitations.

  • piene2 Aug 30, 2012

    "I have ridden in New York City, Philadelpha, Baltimore, Kingston, and quite a few other big cities up north and I can tell you that I personally feel MUCH safer riding anywhere in NC than in any of the northren states I have riden in so far... As for you, you must be more at ease only riding in remote rural areas away from any of the more populated areas...
    torchhappysean"

    Actually I am originally from Brooklyn and have spent most of my life living in and around big cities, any of which are far safer places to ride than anywhere in North Carolina. Why not just face up to the fact that the natives here simply do not have the foggiest idea about how to drive? I feel safer riding in New York City during rush hour than in even on some rutty old cow path, which is basically about what North Carolina has for a highway system. Put another way, anywhere that is not North Carolina is a safer place to drive or ride.

  • torchhappysean Aug 29, 2012

    I got my motorcycle license in nineteen fifty nine and have rode motorcycles continually until coming to Fayetteville and realized that the drivers here are totally unable to follow even the simplest safe driving practices. My motorcycle is now at our home in the Adirondacks where it is safe to ride..... piene2..... I have ridden in New York City, Philadelpha, Baltimore, Kingston, and quite a few other big cities up north and I can tell you that I personally feel MUCH safer riding anywhere in NC than in any of the northren states I have riden in so far... As for you, you must be more at ease only riding in remote rural areas away from any of the more populated areas...

  • piene2 Aug 29, 2012

    "piene2, you proved my point, many thanks!
    bushido2298"

    Actually it does not appear that you have any point, at least not a valid one.

  • Classified Aug 29, 2012

    "And a special note to WWRJD... Grow up... We aren't in Jr. High anymore so you don't have to stoop to name calling." torchhappysean

    I seem to have hit a nerve. As they say, If the shoe fits....

  • torchhappysean Aug 29, 2012

    "Loud pipes merely contribute to your inane little outlaw biker perception of yourselves. What’s a “cager“ anyway, I seem to have lost my Hardley Ableson guide to being a faux hardcore biker."
    WWRJD
    "Absolutely! I'm sick and tired of people driving around without proper mufflers on their vehicles. And don't give me that garbage about Harley Davidson's not being able to use mufflers because the Fayetteville police are running several of them and you can barely hear them."
    fayncmike
    Just to let both of you know your lawnmower, weedeater, and leafblower are all louder than my Harley has ever been.... And a special note to WWRJD... Grow up... We aren't in Jr. High anymore so you don't have to stoop to name calling......

  • Classified Aug 29, 2012

    bushido2298 Loud pipes merely contribute to your inane little outlaw biker perception of yourselves. What’s a “cager“ anyway, I seem to have lost my Hardley Ableson guide to being a faux hardcore biker.

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