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Harrassing Neighbor

Postby Dermod » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:39 pm

So we have lived here for 4 yrs last yr new neighbors moved in..every time we go to back yard they get out the gun and start shooting..everytime.. tonight we were in the back yard in the pool my girls ages 2&3 were having a great time yelling of course they are girls neighbor starts yelling about them and starts shooting the gun again everytime the girls would say anything they would shoot the gun..got into a screaming match with them and they said either shut kids up or they will shoot the guns to scare them into being quiet..they are harassing us I am tired of it What do I do
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Postby Hackett » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:30 am

So we have lived here for 4 yrs last yr new neighbors moved in..every time we go to back yard they get out the gun and start shooting..everytime.. tonight we were in the back yard in the pool my girls ages 2&3 were having a great time yelling of course they are girls neighbor starts yelling about them and starts shooting the gun again everytime the girls would say anything they would shoot the gun..got into a screaming match with them and they said either shut kids up or they will shoot the guns to scare them into being quiet..they are harassing us I am tired of it What do I do
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Harrassing Neighbor

Postby Garwyli » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:14 pm

Angie-

Not sure where you live, but there are very few(if any) jurisdictions(states/cities/town) in the United States that allow the discharge of a firearm within a certain distance of an occupied dwelling. Moreover, most jurisdictions(states) require all firearms to be registered with law enforcement authorities. Lastly, using a firearm in the manner you described is considered armed intimidation and/or "brandishing" a firearm. If any of the occupants of that house are convicted felons, their possession of or proximity to any firearm is a federal felony offense as well. You never mentioned calling the local police. Obviously, that would be the first course of action, but you might think of getting some corroborating evidence first. Have any neighbors heard the gunshots? Can you get an audio/video of them firing the weapon? Maybe put a video(with audio) in an upstairs window and then go outside. Any gunshots should be picked up by the camera. Any other witnesses(not from your family) to these actions? We think you get the idea.

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