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(Reuters)   You have to go through the zoning board for a lot of things, like adding an in-ground pool, or a treehouse, or an open firing range in your backyard ... wait, NOT that last one?   ( divider line
    More: Florida, backyards, Smith & Wesson, Doug Varrieur  
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2014-03-06 07:14:15 PM  
4 votes:
Making suppressors easy and cheap to get would help this problem.
2014-03-06 10:59:32 PM  
1 vote:
NoSugarAdded : There is a 2 step solution to this problem.
1. Police respond to report of gun shots.

2. Resident shows the police his range, invites them to try his newest toy, all have a good time, neighbors cited for wasting police time.

At least, it would go that way up here at the other end of the "Snowbird Superhighway".

/ Has a backyard range, similar to DuffBlue's (aka miles of forest in every direction).
// My neighbors have much bigger arsenals than I do - Some Saturdays it sounds like "dueling banjos" for 12ga and 30.06.
/// Those "yokels" have better firearm control than your local PD, yuppie.
2014-03-06 08:50:26 PM  
1 vote:

Watubi: You don't need to ban it, just require high liability insurance.  I'm sure the monthly costs of this would make most people think twice about building one.

IANAL, but my hunch is that such a municipal requirement would run afoul of the state law prohibiting local and county governments from putting  *any* restrictions on the use of guns - either de jure or de facto.

What do the actual lawyers with relevant expertise here think?
2014-03-06 08:09:04 PM  
1 vote:
I live in Iowa, in a farmhouse, with acres of open land around my preferred shooting venue (my backyard).  The corn/bean field south of my house is actually on elevation higher than our acreage, and so we have Mother Earth as our backstop.  God bless 'Murica (and suppressors)
2014-03-06 07:42:36 PM  
1 vote:
He should at least be a good neighbor - a suppressed .22 would be perfect to practice marksmanship with without bothering the neighbors.

Doing what he's doing is just going to get the law changed.
2014-03-06 07:23:06 PM  
1 vote:
Wait. I've lived here my whole life and I've never heard us called the "Gunshine State".

I don't think Florida is more Gun-ho than, say, Texas. We don't have open carry.

Who has determined this is what we're called? One anti-gun AP reporter?

/pro gun liberal
2014-03-06 07:21:43 PM  
1 vote:
I have a firing range in my backyard. It's called the woods. Nothing like walking out onto your back porch in your boxers and firing high-powered weaponry
2014-03-06 07:13:49 PM  
1 vote:
where I come from we just go out in the country

die, pop can on a fence post, die die die
2014-03-06 04:21:53 PM  
1 vote:
Considering all the other laws, this one is a "no brainer".  The state has abused its position by forcing everyone and anyone to have permits for anything- every year, we read about how some kid in grade school gets their lemonade stand shut down because they didn't have a business license.

Now think on this, hard: if you were a bad guy and you heard gunshots what are the odd's of you doing a robbery in that neighborhood?  Knowing if you pulled any shiat you'd be leaking red stuff?

Provided the range is built with common sense- that is, berms to the front, left and right, in such a way as to absorb the impact of bullets- where's the harm?
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