Sitting out on the back porch this afternoon, instead of the normal sounds of silence or of nature, I heard the sound of gunfire. Someone was practicing, training in the use of firearms.
I'd say about 200 rounds were fired. It sounded like maybe a 22 pistol, then maybe a five shot revolver, a semi-automatic pistol and last, some kind of semi-auto rifle with quick bursts. The echo from the hills increased about 4 times with the rifle.
Call the law? Not me. It's hard to get in any practice time. Go to a range? Who's got the money? The ammo is expensive enough.
Having seen the law show up on several occasions in the past to a 'training session' in the country and shut it down, I think we should have this right to practice, even if others can hear us as long as it's done safely. Heck, one time 4 county patrol cars came storming in with pistols drawn and wanted to know what we were doing. This was in sunny weather and on a Saturday afternoon, fairly deep in the hills.
"Just practicing sir, we're all legal."It gets harder and harder to train in how to effectively handle firearms outside of a controlled environment that has to be paid for. Home schooling makes too much noise for the neighbors.
"Well, the neighbors a mile away said you were making too much noise and you can't continue."
I like the sound of gunfire in the distance. That person who is practicing could possibly turn out to be an ally...