Range not wanted in the county either

Published 1:59 pm Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dear editor,

Ironic, isn’t it? People concerned about safety and noise from a firing range. One comment was, “Just move it to the county.”

I live in the county and called the sheriff’s department about a neighbor, about 500 yards from my house, shooting 6-8 hours straight. The noise was unbearable, and I don’t know in which direction they are firing, which made it a dangerous situation. They were shooting automatic weapons, pistols, etc., all day long. This has been a regular occurance for the last several years.

The dispatch advised that there was no noise ordinance in the county, therefore they could do nothing. He said that maybe I should talk to the people doing the shooting.

Who in their right mind would go tell them to stop?

Elton Cooper