Joey Carannante’s homemade range, consisting of pallets and sand, is drawing complaints from his neighbors who are petitioning to have it removed. (Photo: Bay News 9)
Neighbors and local lawmakers in St. Petersburg are getting in line to protest a man’s private shooting range they claim is erected too close to children, a view supported by pro-gun advocates.
Joey Carannante, 21, took advantage of a law in the Sunshine State that is perceived to allow, with little regulation, shooting ranges in residential areas. After setting up his berm and target stands on his parent’s property, he quickly incurred the wrath of neighbors who contend that he is 50 feet or less from nearby homes where children play outside.
“I don’t want to hurt myself or any neighbors. I don’t want to hurt anybody. I just want to use this as my enjoyment,” Carannante told WFLA.“I don’t want to have to go to a gun range, when I can just go outside my door.”
Written by Chris Eger- Guns
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