Where to shoot safely, legally

Old 07-29-05, 12:47 PM
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Question Where to shoot safely, legally

How do you know if it's legal to shoot where your at it the country? I don't know if I'm in city limits or not, I'm sort of in town and out of town in fact the Bendix Brake factory is right accross the highway from my house. I would like to start target practice on my property (1.5 acre) but I don't know if I can legally and I don't want the cops rolling up my drive way. My property backs onto a 23 acre farm and I know hunters go out there and hunt but my property is right along the highway.
Oh, and before anybody says anything I know I could just go to a range but I just don't like shooting with anyone around it just irritates me for some reason. Plus I want to shoot NOW when I have the urge, if I went through all the trouble of getting dressed, packed, blah, blah, I'd probably just forget about it and do something else.
Old 07-29-05, 01:07 PM
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quickest and easiest way...call your local sheriff!!
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Some states, mine does for instance, have "right to shoot" laws that protect property owners shooting on their own property, within reason. Unless there is a county or city ordinance prohibiting the discharge of firearms, you can shoot as long as you're shooting safely and into a berm or hill that won't allow ricochets....and you must shoot at least 500 feet from the nearest structure not on your property. I also believe you are not permitted to fire after dark or before dawn, IIRC.

Check your state and local laws, call your sherrif and if you have neighbors close, tell them what you're doing just to be nice and to head-off any problems with their calling the po-po on you.

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