27 Bullet Holes In Georgia Home From Nearby Shooting Range Negligence

Be sure of your target and what’s behind it apparently doesn’t always apply:

Full Story – WSBTV

Meh $175,000… it’s a start I suppose.  Sadly I’m assuming that’s all they will get.  I don’t know why someone didn’t step in a long time ago and just tell them to build up the berm and solve the problem once and for all.  Wait… the range was across the street from them though… and the firing line wasn’t even facing them?  Wow… that must be one dangerous range.

Pabst-Blue-Ribbon-PBR-Bullet-Can-Explosion-HipsterShout out to the lawyer Desiree Duke.  She managed the win contrary to my recommendation regarding lawyers needing to have epic hair.  Although maybe her not-a-single-shit-was-given pixie haircut is what did it?

Thoughts?  Do you think $175,000 is enough?  The house doesn’t look very expensive (I don’t know market prices there mind you) but there definitely has to be a price on emotional distress dealing with that for 10 years.

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Rick June 30, 2013 at 02:46 am

It only took them TEN YEARS to figure out that the bullets were coming from the GUN RANGE across the friggin street?

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Rick June 30, 2013 at 02:46 am

…or is that just poor editing and they’ve been fighting a legal battle against the range for ten years? Either way, they deserve the money and the range definitely needs to review their safety arrangements.

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J- June 30, 2013 at 06:14 am

How hard is it for them to move? Their house looks like it already has wheels on it.

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Will June 30, 2013 at 07:20 am

So much WTF…

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Redwolf June 30, 2013 at 09:53 am

UM Yeah I’m pretty sure that doublewide had wheels on it so fire up the diesel and move, with you $175K in PBR money. Seriously what are the rules on that range?

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Matt in FL June 30, 2013 at 10:44 am

The firing line did face their house. See here: http://qpublic7.qpublic.net/qpmap4/map.php?county=ga_carroll&parcel=125%20%20%20%200413&extent=2037743+1345395+2038431+1347243&layers=parcels+streetnum+roads+parcel_sales

They are parcel 99, the gun range is parcel 35. Not only did the whole range face their house generally, but the longest rifle range pointed directly AT their house. See here: https://www.google.com/maps?ll=33.698529,-85.017555&spn=0.003736,0.004823&t=h&dg=opt&z=18

Building up the berm may have helped, or better yet, installing one of those “zero blue sky” range systems. I’m guessing they’re going to have to do one or the other before they’re allowed to reopen. The judgment plus the cost of renovations may just put them out of business.

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SittingDown June 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

When you read the article, use a Billy Bob Thornton voice (Slingblade style). Makes it a lot more relevant.

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