Big Pine Key, Florida resident Doug Varrieur built a shooting range in his backyard and holds “Gun Day” every Wednesday.
He shoots from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on that day, calling police dispatch beforehand to let them know there will be gun shots for the next 60 minutes.
According to the Miami Herald, the range is legal thanks to a 1987 law.
Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said he hoped the law “would [not] become public knowledge” and he’s “concerned now that people know.” He added, “It’s almost the wild, wild west again.”
But 57-year-old Varrieur explains that his love for guns grows out of a need to defend himself and his family. He points to a time he and wife were held at gun point nearly 30 years ago and a more recent incident where he “feared being carjacked while pumping gas.”
Because of this he bought two Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 handguns. One for his wife, one for himself.
He shoots his on Wednesdays.
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