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RAGLM Board > Announcements > Gun Fire
1/24/2013 6:49:17 PM
gunfireReply: JB
I never stated there was actual cannons or bombs...just that it SOUNDED like it.
Re: drug use ...I said I SUSPECTED it .

I sure has heck am not the only one disturbed..as many time I am greeted by the site of my immediate neighbors who go outside, as I do, to see if there is smoke or fire to accompany the explosions(for lack of a better description)

and I have called law enforcement....  lot of good it has done. 

 Just hope that it doesn't escalate to someone getting injured or killed.

that should narrow it down a bit.

1/24/2013 6:31:59 PM
Gunfire LocationsReply: Lisa
We live in Gavilan Springs and we do hear gunfire in the hills behind us (out EL Nido towards Christmas tree Lane) quite often on weekends usually early morning (7 to 10), especially when the weather is nice. We can also hear the firing range but you can tell the difference. I believe them to be nearby residents and not terribly bothered by it. I have been out on my horse back in there and get a little nervous but have never come up on anyone whlie they were shooting. Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors for a reason, different people like different things.  
1/24/2013 6:22:21 PM
Trailer Park cannonsReply: freeflybutterfly
Hello - I know one of my near neighbors (Cajon Dr) shoots only gunpowder from his cannon, no cannonballs. When he first set it off, he brought us grapes as a peace offering, since he remembered that someone in this house goes to bed quite early. I have heard it several times since. As far as regular gun fire going off, I know of someone that has been shooting off skunks that keep going through his property.
1/24/2013 5:07:35 PM
Shooting AreasReply: Hugh
Doesn't seem like the current posts are in reference to legal shooting areas. However, I'm sure residents could find 'ranges' that allow the firing of weapons at targets in our area by doing a Google search (which I have not tried, nor have interest in).

I simply have no knowledge of repeated firing of a multitude of weapons, including cannons, on a repeated basis. 

My question would be this: If, in fact, and individual or a number of individuals, that have heard repeated gunfire from multiple type of weapons, have they made a report to the Sheriffs department?
1/24/2013 4:51:12 PM
Automatic Weapons Cannons & BombsReply: Hugh
Unbelievable. Where do these people live that hear all the gunshots? I must be a lost soul for I've never, ever heard anything like what was described in another post. And the comments regarding drug use? Sorry, I just don't get it. I must be deaf and blind.
1/24/2013 4:29:14 PM
gunfireReply: JB
Sorry...thought I should correct my statement to reflect that I do not suspect only youth who partake the drug scene...as I am sure that there are just as many adults who do so as well.  
1/24/2013 3:54:25 PM
gunfireReply: JB
I can tell you that my experiences with gunfire being heard , certainly had nothing to do with a legit firing range.  I have heard shotgun blasts...rapid fire shots (like automatic/semi automatic type weapons) and the lovely heart jolting BOOMS that sound like a fricking CANNON or BOMB has gone off.  It has literally shook my house..and set of car alarms 2 streets away from me.  Not to mention the barking of all the dogs in the neighborhood as well that are set off by it.   I don't believe for one minute that all of these incidents are clear headed, responsible gun owners doing a little target practice (and there have been many a time when it has been multiple nights in a row...sometimes starting in the wee hours of the morn. like 1:00 a.m.!)  I know there is an ongoing drug problem in this area and the youth in the area that partake are more likely the culprits ....certainly doesn't bring an air of security to me.
1/24/2013 2:36:15 PM
Repeated GunfireReply: Hugh
In 17 years I've never heard "repeated" gunfire like would come from a shooting range. However, I have heard occasional gun shots that sounded close to my home (Lake Mathews Dr./Descanso Dr. area). In fact, I'm sure my neighbors have heard on occasion gunfire from my property - I've shot a few rattlesnakes over the years with a .410 shotgun and I've shot at coyotes after my dog(s) as well.

If you've recently moved to this community rest in the fact that you made an excellent decision in doing so. Lake Mathews, Gavilan Hills and Gavilan Springs are nice places to be.
1/24/2013 10:22:55 AM
????????????????Reply: MayorShinn
I looked at the ordinance. Figuring out what it means would take hours. Better to just shoot at a range.
1/24/2013 10:00:29 AM
Shooting Areas in Our CommunityReply: Nathan
If anyone wants information on where to shoot in our area, you can contact me directly. I do not want to post it here so everyone from Orange County can then come out to our backyard and shoot. Click on my handle and send me an email and I will share the information with you if I can verify you are a resident. I hope this helps.

There are many legal areas around our community, that is all I will say here.
1/24/2013 9:49:03 AM
County Ordinance No. 514 and GunfireReply: Nathan
I hope this helps clear up some of the issues and or concerns.
Please read Section 3 carefully.

1/24/2013 8:36:35 AM
GunFire and Illegal target practiceReply: Michael D
So, if Code Enforcement received death threats...does that mean they did the right thing?
I get weary of the long sessions of gun fire that I hear on the weekends. I moved here to get away from noise and lights and densely populated nighborhoods. Is it too much to ask that people act responsibly and within the law? 
1/24/2013 8:18:35 AM
Mobile Home Park HappeningsReply: Nathan
As for the mobile home park and gun fire, I do believe that would be illegal. Knowing what goes on in the mobile home park is valuable information for all of our community as we are all part of the greater Lake Mathews area and we would love for those that live there to join the site and keep us all up to date on what is going on there. There are only so many of us with the time to find out things that are happening in our area and it truly takes all of us to keep each other aware of what is going on. Thanks for keeping us apprised of the situation. We will make sure we ask the sheriff at our next meeting about any potential gun fire.
1/23/2013 9:52:01 PM
Gun ShotsReply: Paula Vice
I heard lots of shots today and they weren't in the direction of the mobile home park.
They were south of Lake Mathews Dr. out in the hills.
Got the impression they were target shooting.
I know there are two shooting ranges that were out here, and over a year ago code enforcement shut one down.
It has been here for over 20 to 30 years. Got to just love that code enforcement.
 You could just pay for a year member ship, it was reasonable. You could go all you want and it was set up so you could bring food and barbeque have fun and it meant a lot too many. They don't like the other shooting range, so now they shoot in the hills and have their little tailgate barbeque.
I do know that code enforcement got death threats over it.
So much for code enforcement making our neighborhood safer.
1/23/2013 8:22:31 PM
gun fire..Reply: PARKLADY
Sorry to say they were in the tailer park ... there is alot that goes on in there you don't know about...
1/23/2013 4:53:26 PM
Gun shots?Reply: retiredbobby0
What California Penal Code section allows firing a gun for target practice,on your property?
1/23/2013 8:30:06 AM
Gun FirePost: Sandy
I have heard that some of our residents are concerned about hearing gun fire up here.  The gun fire could be residents target practicing or shooting on their own property!  There is certain criteria such as property size, nearness of neighbors, etc., so in some cases it could be perfectly legal. Plus there are two rifle ranges up here.  Not saying ALL gun shots are legal and we shouldn't be concerned, but hearing gun fire is not real unusual!
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