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16 August 2001

Washington Post, Opinion

It is legal in Loudoun to shoot across another's property without permission unless you are recklessly endangering somebody. This exception has two problems. One, bullets travel farther than the eye can see, making it impossible to know whether you are about to shoot somebody. Two, as any law enforcement officer will tell you, reckless endangerment is so subjective that it is virtually unenforceable unless somebody is hurt, which is too late. You may have read about... (

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