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I live in New Hope on a little less than an acre and I want to know can I shoot my AR-15(.223WYLDE) in my back yard? I believe I have an adequate backstop (a ditch).
 

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Are you planning to shoot downhill into the ditch? Not clear on your backstop. What distance are you planning to fire? Finally, what is beyond your backstop, and how far are any structures, roads, etc. beyond your backstop? For the latter imagine a triangle with the tip at your point of impact and the base 180 yards up to as far as possible beyond, tip extending to base at 45 degree angle. Range designers both civilian and military commonly refer to this as the "safety fan."
 

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CORRECTION!!! it's just under 2acres. 1.8. and yes I am competent enough to know what's safe and what's not. New Hope is not city limits and I hear gunshots throughout the day. And shooting from my back porch there's nothing for about 300yd then a road parallel to my porch.
 

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Section 45-9-53 Exceptions; procedure for challenging ordinances; county or municipal programs to purchase weapons from citizens. (1) This section and § 45-9-51 do not affect the authority that a county or municipality may have under another law: (a) To require citizens or public employees to be armed for personal or national defense, law enforcement, or another lawful purpose; (b) To regulate the discharge of firearms within the limits of the county or municipality. A county or municipality may not apply a regulation relating to the discharge of firearms or other weapons in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the county or municipality or in an area annexed by the county or municipality after September 1, 1981, if the firearm or other weapon is: (i) A shotgun, air rifle or air pistol, BB gun or bow and arrow discharged: 1. On a tract of land of 10 acres or more and more than 150 feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property; and 2. In a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of the tract; or (ii) A center fire or rim fire rifle or pistol or a muzzle-loading rifle or pistol of any caliber discharged: 1. On a tract of land of 50 acres or more and more than 300 feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property; and 2. In a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of the tract;
 

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CORRECTION!!! it's just under 2acres. 1.8. and yes I am competent enough to know what's safe and what's not. New Hope is not city limits and I hear gunshots throughout the day. And shooting from my back porch there's nothing for about 300yd then a road parallel to my porch.
Doesn’t sound like any laws would be broken. Just make sure no bullets leave your property because you will own them if they damage anybody or anything.
 

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Section 45-9-53 Exceptions; procedure for challenging ordinances; county or municipal programs to purchase weapons from citizens. (1) This section and § 45-9-51 do not affect the authority that a county or municipality may have under another law: (a) To require citizens or public employees to be armed for personal or national defense, law enforcement, or another lawful purpose; (b) To regulate the discharge of firearms within the limits of the county or municipality. A county or municipality may not apply a regulation relating to the discharge of firearms or other weapons in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the county or municipality or in an area annexed by the county or municipality after September 1, 1981, if the firearm or other weapon is: (i) A shotgun, air rifle or air pistol, BB gun or bow and arrow discharged: 1. On a tract of land of 10 acres or more and more than 150 feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property; and 2. In a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of the tract; or (ii) A center fire or rim fire rifle or pistol or a muzzle-loading rifle or pistol of any caliber discharged: 1. On a tract of land of 50 acres or more and more than 300 feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property; and 2. In a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of the tract;
This. I was shocked when I read it awhile back myself. Just don't get crazy with it and hopefully don't have crazy neighbors and may be fine. Why I will only be shooting suppressed 22s in my back yard. Even with a nice sufficient backstop, I don't want to draw too much unwanted attention. If want to shoot anything else I'll drive 15 minutes to the legit range.
 

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I live in New Hope on a little less than an acre and I want to know can I shoot my AR-15(.223WYLDE) in my back yard? I believe I have an adequate backstop (a ditch).
Heck, its OK with me. :)
 

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This. I was shocked when I read it awhile back myself. Just don't get crazy with it and hopefully don't have crazy neighbors and may be fine. Why I will only be shooting suppressed 22s in my back yard. Even with a nice sufficient backstop, I don't want to draw too much unwanted attention. If want to shoot anything else I'll drive 15 minutes to the legit range.
You call that range legit? Ha
Just messing with you.
 

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That's very generous of you to offer that to someone you don't know (yet). How can I get in touch with you privately?
 
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