February 2, 2015 8:30 am -

Floridian Joseph Carannate knows that’s what you want to walk through when you go to visit someone.


The homeowner’s association president isn’t happy about it either. In an email to the community, he wrote that the crazy neighbor with the gun range in his front yard isn’t just your ordinary, run-of-the-mill gun guy.

This is not a “back yard” gun range. It’s an amateur and reckless set-up in which a man has to stand in his front yard and fire toward his house (and therefore at the house behind him), at a pile of sand held together with an old wooden palette.

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D.B. Hirsch
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21 responses to Gun Nut Builds Shooting Range In Front Yard

  1. mea_mark February 2nd, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I bet UPS loves this advertising. s

    • Sniff Rox February 2nd, 2015 at 9:06 am

      He’s a shipping loader for them.
      And….it appears not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Check out his facebook page.

      • mea_mark February 2nd, 2015 at 9:11 am

        I don’t do facebook. I’ll take your word for it.

      • Mike February 2nd, 2015 at 9:36 am

        “…not the sharpest knife in the drawer…”
        No kidding…that’s a bit too kind.

    • Pilotshark February 2nd, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      was thinking that myself, wonder if him and his supervisor didn’t have a little chat when they all got into work.

      supervisor>> you know it is, OK to be an complete Moran (/s) jackace dumbsh!t!
      Just don`t do it in a UPS shirt!

  2. Foundryman February 2nd, 2015 at 9:25 am

    …. isn’t just your ordinary, run-of-the-mill gun guy…..

    No, most are even crazier, like the woman who leaves her loaded gun in her purse so her toddler can play with it, or the guy who checks to see if the gun is loaded by squeezing the trigger and not to forget the guy who ‘safely’ stores his gun in his fanny pack, only to have it fall out and go off. Yes, this guy isn’t your ordinary gun owner, at least he made a back stop that take a few rain days to wash away…

  3. Mike February 2nd, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I live in Fl and you could never do this anywhere in the county I live in…even in the unincorporated sections…it’s insane. I hope the Pinellas County officials are meeting this morning to write an ordinance prohibiting this wantonly reckless behavior.

    • eyelashviper February 2nd, 2015 at 11:34 am

      According to State Law, and supported by Rick Scott, the state laws supercede any local laws, with actual penalties for officials who try to enforce local laws.
      HOAs can actually do something.–according-to-florida-statute-230019514.html

      • Mike February 2nd, 2015 at 11:42 am

        Wow, I stand corrected…I’ve been here 15 years, I own a number of weapons, and I’ve never heard of this nor have I ever seen anyone attempt to do something like this is my area. Thx for the link.

        • eyelashviper February 2nd, 2015 at 11:45 am

          Honestly, if this information were more publicized, we would likely have a barrage of gun fire in all of our neighborhoods.
          The HOA in my neighborhood stopped a nutjob teen from such activity.

          • rg9rts February 2nd, 2015 at 3:40 pm

            An open carrier’s delight …NRA world come to reality

          • Patrick Leary February 5th, 2015 at 11:07 am

            This is why I am trying to change it. Help us. Sign the petition. I’ll be headed to the State House soon to push there. Even the NRA agrees with us on this one, so there should be no barrier the pols fixing the loopholes in this law.

    • Patrick Leary February 5th, 2015 at 11:06 am

      Mike, yes you can. I am the neighbor driving this story and leading the fight to change the law. Not only does the law not exclude this, the 2011 addition to the law (790.33) expressly provides extreme penalties to ANY public official — including cops — who try to stop it. Shocking, but it is true. Sign the petition at Just search for Florida gun range. P.S. — I am a gun owner and a veteran.

      • eyelashviper February 5th, 2015 at 11:19 am

        Thanks, done.
        Here is the direct link to page for others to sign..

        • Patrick Leary February 5th, 2015 at 11:24 am

          Very much appreciated. This is a change that should find no opposition since even the NRA thinks this was nuts. And in changing it, we will save lives. My little kids play in that yard all the time. Now we need to make sure everyone’s yard and homes are safe; bullets don’t knock on doors. Thank you.

          • eyelashviper February 5th, 2015 at 11:57 am

            We actually had a very bad situation with a neighbor teen who was difficult, to say the least. Because of the stupid law, the police could not stop him, but gave him and his parents a stern warning about liability, but he continued, shooting against a flimsy target, into the neighboring lot.
            Our only recourse was the HOA….usually the bain of everyone, but a real salvation in this case.

          • Patrick Leary February 5th, 2015 at 12:19 pm

            Unfortunately, even liability is toothless. No one has been charged in the Christmas death of the Volusia County man. No one has been charged in the Lithia incident. Maybe someone will file civil suits, but none of the cases are prosecuted because prosecutors are afraid of being suspended, fined and sued by the NRA per the allowance in the 2011 law.

          • eyelashviper February 5th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

            True, but the police were actually trying to be helpful to us…they were appalled at the behavior, and at the laws that permitted it.
            Am very thankful to you for your efforts on this in Floriduh we are always inundated with idiocy, but this is highly dangerous idiocy.

          • Patrick Leary February 5th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

            Indeed. The police HATE this law. Our county sheriff was explicit in his comments that it is a recipe for disaster. Their hands are tied. If they act, they risk serious hurt individually. Cops are afraid to touch it.

      • Mike February 5th, 2015 at 11:42 am

        Sorry, you have to deal with this Pat, as you can see I admitted my ignorance a few days ago when another poster linked me to a great article.
        I will support you in your endeavor to reverse this insane piece of legislation. I tried the petition page and was not able to sign, I searched and it came up blank…any ideas what I’m doing wrong??
        Gun owner and vet myself.

  4. rg9rts February 2nd, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Most places in the civilized United States have ordinances that prohibit the firing of a weapon within a minimum footage of a residence (300′) locally.