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Old 03-10-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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I went out shooting today at my inlaws property and had the cops come out and tell me to stop because I was disturbing the peace. Is there anything I can do about panzy ass neighbors that dont like guns?

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Old 03-10-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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depends on where your in laws live. are they within the city limits? if so, then there may be an ordinance against it. how close are the neighbors? close enough they have concern about a stray shot. you need to find out what the ordinances state, then if in compliance and are able to shoot legally, then there isn't anything they can do about it. having a copy of the ordinances will help and remember they can only enforce the law, not make it.

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unfortunately, it's not possible to tell you unless we know where you live and whether or not you're in city limits.

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You don't say where/when this occurred . Depending upon the state/municipality/time of day - even day of the week - it all has a bearing upon the PD response. (I'm presuming you were able to resolve the situation amicably, BTW ! ) Most cops - particularly in rural areas, want to resolve-not create- "issues", IMO ! IOW, demonstration of your concerns for safety might go a hell of a long way with the cops ! Plus label the complainant as a "kook" as well ! >MW

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Yeah my bad guys, sorry. I was in manchester which is in washtenaw county in michigan. I was shooting at 3 pm. The sherif said I wasn't breaking any laws. Everything I was doing was legal. I could shoot again tomarow but I had to stop for today.

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Yeah my bad guys, sorry. I was in manchester which is in washtenaw county in michigan. The sherif said I wasn't breaking any laws. Everything I was doing was legal. I could shoot again tomarow but I had to stop for today.
If that's the case (and you really should verify for yourself, never take the word of an officer where the law is concerned, they're only enforcers, not creators, and they are human - they make mistakes too)

But if it's indeed not against the law, then it's up to you. If they show up and ask you to stop - you can refuse. If it's not against the law, they cannot tell you to stop.

You may end up with a battle on your hands, but you will have to be the one who measures which you'd rather deal with - an argument with your neighbors, or submitting to the request of a police officer that has no bearing on the law
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not for sure if this has any real bearing on the matter, but going to throw it out here anyways. his in laws are the property owners/tenants, so technically he is a guest of the owner/tenant. beings they are his in laws, i am making the assumption he has permission, but maybe the in laws need to express the fact he has permission to shoot on their property.

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not for sure if this has any real bearing on the matter, but going to throw it out here anyways. his in laws are the property owners/tenants, so technically he is a guest of the owner/tenant. beings they are his in laws, i am making the assumption he has permission, but maybe the in laws need to express the fact he has permission to shoot on their property.
that certainly is possible - but if he has a lease agreement to live there, my first thought would be, unless its stated in the lease, then all normal ownership rights would transfer to him.

In other words, unless the lease says "no guns allowed" he should be able to do it, but again, that would depend 100% on all local laws
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I was all good on that. The land owner was in the house. He is just as pissed as I am.
I didnt even think to refuse to stop. She told me to stop. I even said wtf, there is 15 acrs here. I can hunt here but not shoot paper till I'm blue in the face. She said yep your disturbing the peace. You have to stop till tomarow.

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