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Old 03-28-2012, 01:26 PM   #11
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It was a request, not an order. They asked if we would do this so the next time we were shooting they would not have to respond in person if they got any calls. They were not implying that we "ask permission". We are not required to call in, but I imagine if they have to show up many more times they will get less and less friendly with each visit. I see no reason to be confrontational.

There is an area (also rural) near here where the neighbors passed a ballot initiative that created a no-shooting zone in that area. I believe this was done in the 1970's and it is still in place today.
hmm well to be polite and respect the request i would start calling EVERYDAY!!!. saying i intend to shoot today... but thats just me.. im sure after awhile you willget a request to stop calling.
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I donít know how rural the Santa Cruz Mountains are so this may be way offbase.

I don't know that a courtesy call would be that onerous. Certainly it would let them know something was up in the area if they received a ĎShots firedí call and they HADNíT received a call from you. Iíd at least give them my cell number (do have coverage there?) so they could check it's just you without having to run people over.

In fact, if you called every day, and then one day you didnít, they might come by just to see if you're alright.

I'd expect if you did shoot often, the neigbors would figure it out and stop calling.
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Last weekend, Arpaio's deputies showed up at the homes of low- and mid-level county and court employees to interrogate them
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #14
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A few years back I and a group of friends were shooting out at my parent's place. A deputy came walking down the hill and asked a few questions. Said a neighbor across the road had called in a complaint. He was told to check it out, but the department's official position was "You live in the country now. Get used to it."
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Luckily it's not a problem around here. Farm country...a lot of people shoot on the weekends. Sunday afternoons you can hear rounds poppin off here and there. But it's always nice to know you live in an area where the LEOs are cool about it and I can see where a courtesy call to them would be appreciated if you live somewhere where neighbors might complain.
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A courtesy call will go a long way, if LE is called enough times, they may start billing the person who the complaint is called in on if they have to go out enough times. Some agencies have billing policies in place and some don't. If it were me, I would call just to avoid having to pay a bill after LE shows up a few times.
I recall a news article I read a few years ago about such a thing but can't seem to find it now.
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check this out. as a former police officer, it is my oppinion that you should heed the advice of the cops, and give them a call. there are a lot of people living accrost the country who, whenever they hear a gunshot, think it is someone shooting at them. i've seen it dozens of times. it is the difference between the RTO telling them to nutt up and shutt up, and a couple local law dogs having you prone down in the dirt at gun point over a missunderstanding.
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check this out. as a former police officer, it is my oppinion that you should heed the advice of the cops, and give them a call. there are a lot of people living accrost the country who, whenever they hear a gunshot, think it is someone shooting at them. i've seen it dozens of times. it is the difference between the RTO telling them to nutt up and shutt up, and a couple local law dogs having you prone down in the dirt at gun point over a missunderstanding.
Are you saying that people can be arrested on there own land for shooting a gun, in the country? "& end up in the dirt @ gun point over a misunderstanding" Do you know if this happened personally? If so were (State,town, rough estimate date). Thank you
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first off, it's not an arrest, it's a detainment. second, it's police officers using their training along with the information of the call to use a little thing called "officer decression" though not everyone with a gun is dangerous, most of the dangers encountered in law enforcement involve a deadly weapon (i.e. a firearm) its not like SWAT showed up and started body slamming everyone. detainment is used so that ALL persons involved are safe. once the matter is figured out, that's when people get released, arrested, or cited.
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