I read with personal interest the Aug. 29 news article “Stray bullet strikes construction worker.” We live in constant anxiety over this possibility because of the supposedly safe “target shooting” that goes on almost every day and night directly behind our 4-acre wooded lot in Wake County. Our home fronts a subdivision containing many small children who play outside.
We have been told by local law enforcement that the activity is perfectly legal. I do not know the weapons used, but often the shots are rapid fire and continual. In a one-time “friendly” confrontation with one of the shooters when we saw deer corn being poured on our property to bait deer for hunting, I expressed my fear that a child or even our dog might be hit by a stray bullet, and the sneering response, “I know the difference between a deer and a dog, ma’am!” showed a complete disregard for the possibility of a stray shot.
We also have grandkids who visit us regularly. It would take only one stray shot to cause a tragic outcome in our otherwise peaceful and safe-for-children neighborhood. Other than posting our property as a no-hunting zone, what can neighborhoods in Wake County do?
Theresa W Moore