Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Kroze, Jun 19, 2006.
If i shoot my pistol in my backyard for target practice? Can the cops come and arrest me?
Depends where you live, rural area probably ok, nieghbors homes 50 feet away, not ok. Checking local laws is only way to know
Most local laws say you can't discharge a firearm within 300 yards of a home. Distance varries, but that's the most common I've seen.
Call local police station and ask
Most cities it is illegal to discharge any kind of firearm within city limits. Check your state/city web site. I dunno what state you're in so I can't help.
Try it and find out
Here in MA is 500 feet from any house (unless otherwise permitted by the owner(s)) and 150 feet from any road.
In Oregon it's illigal to discharge firearms inside city limits. I used to love in a house right on the border and I probably could have and no one would have cared.
I'd probably worry about complaints if I were you.
Parents have 40 acres...got to love just walking out in the yard to pop off a few rounds
worst idea ever.
cops know nothing about laws, honestly