Reply To: Am I allowed to shoot my airgun in my backyard in Florida?
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I live along the coast of central Florida –
ive actually had to call the sheriffs dept to settle a dispute about me shooting in my backyard –
I use a 1000 pound bullet trap capable of stopping a .45 caliber firearm round -or .223 ….
I used to shoot firearm in my backyard – thanks Rick Scott – but the ruling got overturned last year when sombody shot through their fence and hit another person on the other side
you can’t fix stupid!
Anyway – my Neighbor didn’t like the noise so he started getting in my face – I told him that I’d call the sherriffs department and let them settle it
they arrived -looked my whole setup over – I even offered to let them shoot a few rounds —they then rounded the corner to give my neighbor the bad news –
I live in the unincorporated county section of my city – so the only rule I need follow is that the projectile can’t leave the property !
Simple enough and a bit of respect for my neighbors in that I try to shoot midday when most are at work and avoid shooting on weekends and before 9am
but I would add that each municipality is diferant – some cities and even areas of each county make their own rules
I was told that if I had a minimum of 5 acres – I could shoot firearms As well
but as others have said -call the local authorities in your area and ask –
most police look at them as BB guns and could care less -but when you start shooting squirrels and such -you’d better check out all your local ordances
take care and shoot safe- always know your background and back stop