1 week, 4 days ago
SPENCER, Ind. — People living near an Indiana gun range say they’re scared of being struck by a bullet inside of their own homes.
“The neighbor’s daughter and I were outside and we heard the bullet whizz by,” said Spencer resident Kathy Wise. “It went whirr, thump.”
Homeowners who live directly across from the Precision Gun Range say their houses on Hardscrabble Road have been struck by several bullets.
During an interview with WXIN, Wise walked around the house and pointed out bullet holes she and her husband found on the back of the garage. Then, she showed where she says state police and local investigators found even more bullet holes, along with some of the bullets themselves.
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Precision staff would not talk on camera, but did say they take safety seriously. They claimed their investigation shows the bullet holes didn’t come from them and they’re likely not responsible.
This is a simple matter of engineering calculations. The question of whether range bullets could be hitting the homes is able to be answered with certainty.
Look folks, we gun owners need to assert our rights when it’s time and within the right context, but being stupid isn’t a right, and neither is shooting innocent people. This looks especially bad for the gun community. Don’t make us look bad. Stop that.
It’s possible to install earthen berms, ground baffles, aerial baffles and concrete block sidewalls, just like has been done for the Foothills Shooting Complex, which faced that same issue. Yes, this costs money. If the bullets can be demonstrated to be coming from your range, shut it down or install the modifications.