By Tom Knighton
One of my dreams–one I suspect most avid gun owners share–is to have a patch of land large enough for me to have a range in my back yard. To me, that’s living the dream, right there, especially since I can do things in my yard for training purposes that some ranges tend to frown on, such as drawing and firing or moving while shooting.
A lot of people are already living this dream.
In one Indiana county, however, that dream is in jeopardy thanks to a county council and some busybody neighbors.
The Lake County Council widened its prohibition on gunfire in residential south Lake County Tuesday over the protests of gun owners.
The council voted 5-2 to amended its ban on the discharge of firearms near neighboring homes, enlarging the exclusion zone from 300 feet to 700 feet in unincorporated county areas.
The council softened the restriction with two exceptions: the exclusion zone wouldn’t apply to hunters during hunting season and it wouldn’t apply if gun owners get signed permission from their adjacent neighbors to discharge weapons at a closer distance.
An overflow crowd of more than 150 called out their opposition to tighter restrictions during the debate and booed loudly …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms