Florida law allowing backyard gun ranges

Florida law allowing backyard gun ranges worries Volusia officials

People were complaining about their neighbors shooting guns with bullets flying into their yards so what did our governor do about it?

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419475?p=2&tc=pg&tc=ar

He added some teeth to Florida gun laws!

Cities can’t regulate the use of firearms on private property.

Gov. Rick Scott signed a measure putting teeth into the state restriction.

Who do you think dumps a lot of money into his campaign funding?

You guessed it, the NRA!

section 823 of the Florida statutes, which designates the “National Rifle Association Range Source Book”

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/9-investigates-when-gunfire-next-door-legal/nfyKp/

 Cities can’t regulate the use of firearms on private property

That changed in 2011 when Gov. Rick Scott signed a measure putting teeth into the state restriction. Now local officials could be fined, removed from office and held responsible for their own legal bills if they’re sued over local gun ordinances.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/states/florida/

Florida statute 790 protects homeowners like Hendricks who want to set up their own range for target practice.  Under the law, it is the state that has jurisdiction of firearms, not local counties or cities.

The law continues into section 823 of the Florida statutes, which designates the “National Rifle Association Range Source Book” as the relevant standard for establishing what is considered safe and what would be considered “reckless or negligent.”

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