The Northumberland Board of Supervisors voted last week to advertise a repeal of county code section §72-4, which bans the possession of loaded shotguns and rifles in vehicles on public roads. The board will hold a public hearing on the issue and conduct a final vote at its April 13 meeting.

“I feel like the [Dept. of Wildlife Resources] backed us into a corner,” said Ronald L. Jett, Vice-chairman of the board. Jett feels that the board is being forced to repeal the code because it can’t create its own definition of a loaded firearm that would only allow §72-4 to target weapons with chambered ammunition.