only in florida would this be legal. I agree on the parents that live by him freaking out. but hey he will warn them before using it. but then again these people voted for these laws so who is really to blame? Now lets see how this is a good thing. http://www.wfla.com/story/27997914/st-pete-man-builds-gun-range-in-yard-neighbors-outraged The Lakewood Estates neighborhood is filled with families and children. On any given day, you'll see kids climbing trees and playing on swing sets. That's why news of a residential gun range did not sit well with neighbors. I don't know if this idiot is going to start popping off rounds, said Patrick Leary. I'm furious. Moms and dads are extremely upset after their 21-year-old neighbor, Joseph Carannante, told them he built a homemade gun range. I don't want to hurt myself or any neighbors. I don't want to hurt anybody. I just want to use this as my enjoyment, Carannante told News Channel 8. I don't want to have to go to a gun range, when I can just go outside my door. Carannante wants to fire his 9mm in his St. Petersburg yard, which happens to be just feet away from children. According to St. Petersburg Police, legally he's allowed to do it. I wouldn't have done all this if I didn't know the reaction, Carannante told us, who claims he has all the proper paperwork for his weapon. He says he will inform neighbors when he intends to fire his gun, which he hopes to do every other weekend. Residents tell us that's not good enough. Leary added, You heard him say, I'll tell the neighbors when I'm getting ready to fire. What, do we gather our children and hide? Ridiculous. C'mon.