Florida Man Builds Gun Range in Front Yard, Outrage Ensues

A St. Petersburg, Florida man is taking a lot of heat from his neighbors after he built a homemade gun range in his front yard.

While the range is situated just feet away from homes where children live, police say it is perfectly legal, according to Florida law, forĀ Joseph Carannate to build a gun range in his front yard.

“I don’t know if this idiot is gonna start popping off rounds,” neighbor Patrick Leary told WFLA. “You heard him say, ‘Oh, I’ll tell the neighbors when I’m getting ready to fire,’ — what, then we call gather our children and then we hide in a safe room or something ridiculous? Come on.”

Another neighbor said she will “lose the enjoyment” of her property.

“Even to the most pro-gun person to have a gun range in the middle of a residential neighborhood makes no sense whatsoever,” said County Commissioner Ken Welch — who also happens to be a neighbor of Carannate. “So I’m hoping we can get to some common ground and some common sense.”

Carannate, though, maintains he is well within his rights and says he does not want to hurt anybody, and just wants to use the gun range for his own enjoyment.

Watch the report below, via WFLA:

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