Florida Associated Press (AP) Story on ‘Neighborhood Ranges’ is FALSE
Florida – -(Ammoland.com)- An AP reporter in Florida’s Capitol Bureau recklessly and negligently wrote an article without bothering to get his facts straight and consequently misinformed readers all over the state.
AP reporter William March reported that an amendment had passed the Florida House that would prohibit recreational discharge “in a residential area with a density of one home per acre or more.” In other words Mr. March reported it as a ban on having a shooting range on private property whether you live in the center of one acre or in the center of one-hundred acres. THAT IS FALSE.
In reality, the amendment merely clarified existing law.
The amendment that passed deals with the “reckless and negligent” conduct of people who erroneously think they can legally build makeshift shooting ranges in their backyards in dense residential neighborhoods and target shoot in the direction of neighbors homes and playgrounds. That is already illegal.
In reality, the amendment prohibits recreational discharge in an area that has a residential density of one or more dwelling units per acre.
However, the amendment clearly …read more