Shooting Range Practice

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The tribal/Federal police operate a gun range on the small Indian Reservation in Hannahville, Michigan about 4 nights a week now. The sounds of rattling gun fire can be heard throughout the community while we are actively being spied upon for state mandated restrictions not applicable to tribes.

It is hard to explain to a 3 and 5 year old why someone has to fire guns so close to the neighborhood on a peaceful evening with a glamorous sunset. I like shooting guns too but is this really a time to be practicing with the amount of fear being spread around today? With all the technology for practicing shooting there must be a better way to practice shooting skills.

It makes me feel uncomfortable and hard to explain to children why the policeman have to practice shooting.

Of course this type of behavior is probably the new normal.

Time will tell.