Stray bullets striking people's homes, but when local government officials try to protect citizens from this recklessness, the gun nuts threaten political retribution.
GRNC President Paul Valone has told commissioners that his group will take political action against anyone who votes for the revised ordinance.
"We are capable of lighting up their world," Valone has said. "When somebody comes to take your rights, then offers to compromise by taking only half your rights, that's not a compromise. That's a loss."
Your rights extend as far as one of your stray bullets can fly, but the family struggling to pay for a house on a quarter-acre plot has no right to not get shot by one of those bullets. Gotcha.
At the core of this story is a Baptist preacher/gun store owner that has his neighbor ducking for cover:
Sheriff's deputies were dispatched several times to investigate claims of reckless gun use at Eddie Jordan's property. Jordan is pastor of Faith Baptist Church and owner of the Second Amendment gun shop in Selma. While he was target shooting, bullets discharged on Jordan's range hit his neighbor's fence and house.
And a word or two from said neighbor:
"You just wait until your family calls you at work because some fool is firing toward your house ... and your wife calls you from her closet," said Scott Andrews, whose home was the one hit by Jordan's stray bullets. "You just wait until you have to tell your little girl that she can't go play outside ... and sheriffs tell you there's nothing they can do about it."