SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - On Monday night, the Saline County Quorum Court shot down an ordinance that would have "banned uncontrolled discharge in a congested area."
The debate started after one woman complained about noise and safety hazards of gunfire, but was rejected because of what Saline County Justice of Peace Mike Creekmore says was ambiguous wording.
"There was a lot of problems with the ordinance and that's why I [motioned for it] to not pass," he said in an interview Tuesday. "I don't think we need any more restrictions on guns we probably just need to enforce the laws we already have on the books."
Complaints about the noise and safety were rolling in for the past year, but Creekmore says other community stakeholders, like Sheriff Jeff Morris, and residents, like gun range owner Hamid Pezeshk, opposed the ordinance as well.