It may be over briefly, but someone, somewhere, somehow will likely bring it up again during this session of the General Assembly: Sunday hunting, that is.
A House of Delegates subcommittee voted Wednesday to table three bills seeking to do away with the state ban on Sunday hunting.
The bills would have either repealed or rolled back prohibition on Sunday hunting. Opponents and proponents expressed their opinions on the issue that is certain to be brought before the state legislative body until some type of approval comes.
A key legislator supporting Sunday hunting, Del. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Petersburg, is also the chairman of the Virginia Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus.
He favors Sunday hunting to bring families together to hunt more and get younger residents into hunting.
Subcommittee member, Del. Tommy Wright, R-Lunenburg County, said the measure failed “because people don’t want it.
Opponents also said allowing Sunday hunting on private land would disrupt neighboring landowners, farmers, hikers, campers and other outdoor participants.
Would you like hearing gunfire from your neighbor’s property if it were only feet outside corporate limits?
People talk of their rights and privileges, but it is often individuals and their particular points of interest that usually speak most often and the loudest.
However, those citizens whose rights and privileges are being invaded by the first group often pay the price or suffer the consequences.
Loud parties, the constant vroom, vroom of revving vehicle engines, the boom, boom of car stereos, mowing lawns on Sundays, other distractions and goings-on intrude on other’s rights and privileges.
With the demise of Blue Laws and today’s open society, Sunday has become just “another day” for many people.
Should it be a day of rest, a day of worship and a day to spend with family?
Is nothing sacred any longer?