Well, it’s taken a mere six months but I already have a problem in my private preserve. Two miles south of our lanai, there is an outside NRA range that Governor Rick Scott allowed to build with absolutely no sound barriers or protective walls.
Today, I had a housewarming party on my lanai and the range was so noisy, my guests left because they “didn’t feel like drinking cocktails in the middle of Baghdad.” As many of you know, gunshot noise has an incredibly wide range; particularly AKs.
My husband has spoken politely and respectfully with the owner of the range to no avail so now it’s my turn. I can’t fight the law but I’m hoping to reach an agreement with the owner. Here is the speech I’ve written today and will deliver in person tomorrow and would appreciate any advice y’all can give:
“Sir, I am an avid supporter of the NRA and the second amendment and I certainly appreciate the work you’re doing here. You are exercising your rights but I hope you can understand that as a property owner, I have the right to enjoy my home and to entertain guests. Is there a way we can come to a mutually beneficial agreement?”
(I’m thinking of silencers or the development of some kind of enclosed space as the FBI and CIA have built.)
I could truly use some help here because I’m dealing with an angry militant and I don’t quite know what to do.