Can I shoot on my own land?

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  • Archeryrob

    Undecided on a great many things
    Mar 7, 2013
    2,332
    Fairplay, MD
    Glad they are "your" neighbors and not mine. Maybe add fireworks next time.
     

    Blacksmith101

    Grumpy Old Man
    Jun 22, 2012
    18,373
    The neighbors are probably jealous because they don't have a range and want you to invite them over so they can shoot too.
     

    JoeyBones32

    Junior Member
    Aug 1, 2022
    13
    Smithsburg
    Hi there, just moved to washington county, trying to find out what the laws here are. basically i want to know if i can shoot on my own property, i own 20 acres, have lots of space. but when i go googling about this topic, i see only mentions on hunting laws, i just want to shoot targets, is that allowed?
    I live outside Smithsburg and shoot on my farm all the time. Do your thing and welcome to worshington counny
     

    dannyp

    Member
    MDS Supporter
    Oct 30, 2018
    967
    Every county has certain ordinances and laws. Some say you have to be a certain amount of distance from a public road, etc.
    so true , i'm in baltimore co. , the " metropolitan line " is about two miles north of me , had people move in acrossed the street , called the police every time they heard a shot , moved six months later .
     

    dannyp

    Member
    MDS Supporter
    Oct 30, 2018
    967
    Sorry to disappoint, but your source is garbage. The first page reads like a page taken from a bottom of the barrel legal firm trying to drum up business.

    "Outside of a gun range, is absolutely illegal."

    Absolutely false.
    this , every jurisdiction has it's own rules , the police quit showing up when the crazy neighbor kept calling .
     

    noddaz

    bonehead
    Jan 9, 2014
    411
    Arnold
    *snip*

    And remember, when transporting your firearm,, it has to be "As far back in the vehicle as possible"

    I typically tie mine to the rear bumper,, as to adhere to the letter of the law.
    What? No dedicated trailer for transporting your firearms?
    lol
    But back to the topic. I am glad the OP has enough land to shoot on. A backyard in AA County just isn't enough.
     

    RFBfromDE

    Member
    Aug 21, 2022
    291
    The Land of Pleasant Living
    We shoot on our land and I am between Fairplay and Sharpsburg. It depends on your neighbors. I have a few farms the famer will not let us shoot a gun on because crazy Montgomery County people that moved up call 911 every time they hear a shot. Personally, if it were me, I'd just shoot more until they come talk to me like a grown man or woman.

    It's your dirt, as long as you're being safe from not endangering them. .
    …and wearing a mask? :lol2:
     

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