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Discussion: Solutions?

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2016-10-25

Oct 27, 2016 5:43 AM # 
Feeling bad about Rhonda. I wonder how you can deal with this neighbor. Is there a local ordinance against shooting?

We once had a neighbor who would shoot raccoons at night in his backyard. This was strictly illegal in our city. But we were afraid to report him, because we considered him unstable. Luckily he moved away.
Oct 27, 2016 10:50 AM # 
Try living in a major US city....stray bullets all over the place. In some neighborhoods, kids are even put to sleep in their bathtubs at night, because that's the only safe place from random shootings.

But I'm sure Charlie has enough negotiating skill and tact to deal with this new neighbor. Perhaps join him for target practice a couple times, and drop a few hints?
Oct 27, 2016 12:45 PM # 
Well, I haven't met the guy, but from what I have heard there are definitely some potential problems: He is reportedly giving pistol lessons, so perhaps operating a business in an area not zoned for business. No information on whether he is doing this in what might be considered a safe manner. He is reportedly transporting guns and ammunition along the public roads in an ATV. So there are some avenues to explore, including the obvious noise problem. I don't expect to be joining him for target practice.

He hasn't scared me out of my own backyard, but alas, Rhonda seems reluctant to go out there. A real shame.
Oct 27, 2016 1:20 PM # 
What street is this guy on?
Oct 28, 2016 7:56 AM # 
Derby Rd. That is, no paved street frontage.
Oct 28, 2016 5:43 PM # 
Just wondering how much of your property is "over the hill" and thus out of firing range. I'd think Left Road would be pretty safe.
Oct 28, 2016 9:35 PM # 
Oct 29, 2016 10:17 AM # 
Safe as far as getting a bullet in the bedroom, but not safe from the noise.

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