gun fired near park
Started by lamegirl , Nov 19 2013 07:30 AM
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:30 AM
I http://www.statelawyers.com/Lawyer/Profile.cfm/AttorneyID:353305 recently suffered a bad accident when a very loud/close gunshot (likely black powder) spooked my horse on a trail ride. We were on the Benson Branch trails in Howard County, MD, very near the property line of our boarding barn. The shooting occurred on Sunday afternoon 10/27/13, a day after early black powder season ended. Although it won't help my recovery, I am curious to know whether any gun or hunting laws were violated by the person who fired the shot. I hope nothing like this happens to anyone else who thinks they are safe riding on these trails.
Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:14 AM
I am curious to know whether any gun or hunting laws were violated by the person who fired the shot.
There are numerous resources about MD gun laws at the following search:
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:21 AM
Given that you don't know who fired what kind of gun at what target and where, it's impossible to say, unless there is some unusual absolute prohibition on discharging a firearm in Howard County (highly unlikely). As noted above, you're free to read up on Maryland's gun laws.
Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:39 AM
We used to train our trail horses (I did this at 6) with beer cans in gunny sacks , using alfalfa molasses to sweeten the situation. It does not take long and after the animal gets well acquainted to beer cans in gunny sacks-- then car back fires, yelling teenagers, semitrucks and the various shock inducing spooks will be of no moment to the trail horse--that is of course ancient training and probably no longer respectable in today's modern-- you must look out for me society.
And to top it off, I considered myself at fault if my horse ever spooked at anything.
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