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NORTH PORT -- Under city law, City Commissioner Joseph Fink couldn't use the hunting bow collecting dust at his house if he wanted to, and he thinks it's time for that to change.
Fink thinks the city's firearms discharge law is far too strict, and makes criminals out of citizens who have done nothing wrong. Further, he said, it keeps recreational businesses like paintball ranges from setting up shop in the city.
The city's law, amended in November 1999, states that anyone firing a gun, a bow, or "any device that propels ... a projectile" anywhere in the city can be fined up to $500. …