DESOTO COUNTY, MS (abc24.com) - Your right to bear arms is protected under the U.S. Constitution, but what about where you shoot? DeSoto County is considering changes in its gun laws.
The county has laws against firing weapons within city limits, but there aren't any regulations in the county - yet.
"If it's causing a problem, yes they need to look into it," says Jane Dabbs. "But they need to be real careful about how they structure the law."
As a gun seller, Dabbs pays attention to the county's laws and regulations. She's most interested in what the board of supervisors and sheriff's department started talking about this week.
"[The sheriff] has had 163 incidents where his officers have responded in the county since October of shots fired," says DeSoto County Supervisor Mark Gardner. "There were three incidents where someone fired into a home, the bullets went into a home."
Gardner is worried about people's safety.
"We don't want to take away people's rights to bear arms," he says. But the county's considering whether or not to limit where people can shoot.
"We're studying it very closely," Gardner tells abc24.com.
"Most people, that's not going to sit well with them at all," says Dabbs.
Since it is such a contentious issue, the board has put it off for more study, but they're not dropping the matter.
"It's a tough issue because we want to be safe, but we don't want to limit people," Gardner says.
"I don't know what they've got in mind as far as limiting it, but I can tell you the residents of DeSoto County aren't going to be real happy with that," Dabbs says.
The board talked about setting a limit based upon how much land a person owns, but it's all very preliminary and nothing has been decided.