A shooting range is too close to a house, school AND airport?
OK, so you might say this story has to do with gun range and you can see why I might mention it. But no, it's really about the incredible ignorance of some people and how they possibly get that way. The story above starts with a woman who owns a historic home who happens to be close to a gun range. She wants the range closed, even though it dates back wayyyyyyyyyy before she owned the "Historic Home"! So, she gets stonewalled from the local town, because the range falls inside all the State laws and local ordinances. So the woman throws out the elementary school (Can you hear her saying, "think of the children?")and guess what?, No luck there either. Now that she has been beat on the Local and State level she foes to the FAA, or Feds to stop gun shooting because there is an airport nearby. Can you say NERVE? Sure you can!!
As to me bringing this all up, it's people I have met like this in the past. I was at a Skippack Township meeting back years ago, when a man and woman came into complain about the airport behind their NEWLY built home. They paid $450,000.00 in 1990 for a 3100 Sq foot home in rural Skippack.(They moved from New Jersey) They moved in and never knew there was an airport less that 500 feet out their back door. The end of the runway was right there. LOL! How do you not know that?? The woman said they visited only during the week and never knew the airport was there, and the weekend noise was killing them and stopping them from having a normal life. The commissioners were very nice and advised her to contact the FAA.
One commissioner asked the question everyone wanted to know, "Why would you spend 450,000 dollars and not know that?" The crowd of 30 attendees broke into loud agreement applause. I was laughing like the rest.
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