Gun Range Under Fire in Indiana

It’s your typical story.  Gun club in operation for nearly half century, new homes developed, outsiders move in, complain about gun range:

Tibbs – who maintains horses on his property directly across the street from the range – says that the gunfire spooks the animals causing dangerous situations. Both expressed concern for the range being near an area with 20 homes and 22 children. Tibbs also claims that the range does not meet National Rifle Association standards for safety of such ranges.

You don’t hate horses and children, do you?

8 thoughts on “Gun Range Under Fire in Indiana”

  1. As a Hoosier the encroaching suburban growth in former rural farmland was the primary cause for purchasing a suppressor.

    The next year folks bought property next to mine and built their house right on the edge of the property line with the front of their house parallel to our border. They have three kids.

    Sometimes you just can’t win.

  2. This is why you look at what’s around you before you buy a property. I have no sympathy for people who buy a house near an airport and complain about planes flying low over their roofs, Nor do I have sympathy for people who move in next to train tracks and complain about trains blowing their whistles all night (I’ve always found the sound comforting, really). I have just as little sympathy for people who move in next to a gun range and complain about noise. It’s up to the buyer to figure out whether or not the physical location of the house will cause problems with their lifestyle. Caveat emptor.

  3. Just as bad are the yuppies who move out to farm country then complain about the smell.

    It really disheartens me to see so much of the Missouri rural countryside I played in as a boy get turned into yet more suburban sprawl, as well as second “weekend getaway” homes for well-to-do city folk. It’s all “progress & economic growth”, one could argue, but something just doesn’t sit right with me. My formative experiences with firearms were trampling through the hills and fields of my grandmother’s farm with a long gun in my hand and a pistol on my hip. This kind of experience is getting harder to come by, by the look of it.

  4. I agree with Tom on the silencer issue – it’s time to reconsider their inclusion in the NFA of 1934.

    It was concerns over noise pollution, rather than anything sinister or cloak-and-dagger, that inspired the invention of the firearm silencer. That same mindset is precisely why they are cheap and easy to purchase in several countries over in Europe. The guns themselves are another story, but the Europeans don’t have the second amendment like we do.

  5. Horses and kids are usually tolerable…as long as both are gun-trained.
    It’s idiots like the ones cited that make my blood boil.

  6. Clubs need to put up really large signs along the road advertising that there is a club or range there and their hours of operation. Let prospective home buyers know ahead of time about the range. There’s no need for anything flashy, just a ten foot high NRA emblem along with the club’s name.

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