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Backyard Gun Ranges

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  • Democrat
    Florida
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    A frightening and informative opinion piece in the Sun Sentinel today, Saturday, March 1, 2014 (http://Sun Sentinel.com) regarding our state's law allowing private gun ranges in our citizenry's backyards. What is it about Florida legislators and their inability to think and act responsibly when it comes to guns? First stand your ground. Now this. Hey Rick, Good old Charlie is looking better and better.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    It sounds crazy to me. If this becomes popular, mark my words..... there will be groups of "citizens" drinking too much alcohol and shooting guns. My first thought was as long as your land is bigger by 300 feet than the range of any gun being used, then I envisioned someone drunk with many acres in length but 200 feet in width shooting (accidentally) to the side - through several neighbors yards. This would end up killing someone. If you have acreage and money, have a shooting range built with thick walls, or buy a few hundred acres and erect a tall barrier behind the targets. Better yet, use the already built shooting ranges where someone who's not drunk can uphold some reasonable rules and regulations.
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    Independent
    Charlotte, NC
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    TJ Wrote: It sounds crazy to me. If this becomes popular, mark my words..... there will be groups of "citizens" drinking too much alcohol and shooting guns. My first thought was as long as your land is bigger by 300 feet than the range of any gun being used, then I envisioned someone drunk with many acres in length but 200 feet in width shooting (accidentally) to the side - through several neighbors yards. This would end up killing someone. If you have acreage and money, have a shooting range built with thick walls, or buy a few hundred acres and erect a tall barrier behind the targets. Better yet, use the already built shooting ranges where someone who's not drunk can uphold some reasonable rules and regulations.
    Agree entirely, I have been a strong gun enthusiast my entire life. I have lived on a ranch where you shoot any caliber of weapon in any direction, and the only thing you would be worried about is hitting a deer or wild hog (in Texas). I have also lived in the heart of Dallas TX, Chicago IL, and Charlotte NC, and if I have ever feel the need to fire my weapon's (Recreationally) I take it to my local gun range where my doings CAN NOT possibly hurt someone by mistake.