ST. GEORGE — A law to ban discharging an “explosive” firearm near public roads in development areas in Dorchester County goes to a final vote tonight.

It won’t go quietly. After two earlier votes and a public hearing where the proposed regulation drew little comment, Dorchester County Council members are facing an onslaught of opposition triggered by a National Rifle Association email to its local members.

The email calls the ordinance “poorly crafted” and says it doesn’t exempt people who fire in self protection, lawful hunters or people target shooting on private property.

Council members are fielding angry emails and phone calls, and are furious. The law has been reworked specifically to provide those exemptions.

The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 201 Johnston St., St. George.

Read more in tomorrow’s The Post and Courier.