Neighborhood terrorized by helicopter gun range
POSTED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 9:54am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 9:57am
A helicopter gun range in North Texas has some residents upset, Steve Stoler tells us more about the gunfire that's terrorizing their neighborhood.
"This is like no event that you will ever participate in as a shooter. It's the ultimate video game."
But it's no game to Michael Lauer and this wife, who used their cell phone to show how their tranquil surroundings turned into what sounds like a war zone.
"The first time they were hovering right over our two acres, shooting at whatever that, you know, you really didn't know 'are they shooting at me, or?"
Helicoptersniper.com provides the helicopter, Big Boar Tactical supplies the gun range and targets. Their goal, to create a thrill seeking, but safe adventure.
"It's not like we endangering anybody's life with our flight patterns, with our techniques. Everything is totally safe in that regard."
The people who operate the helicopter say they only fly over the gun range, not the neighborhood and they said they don't fly that often; every other week at 15 minutes per shooter.
"It's not like we're hitting this every day. So, it's not noise pollution per say, matter of fact, there is no noise. It's the world safest and quietest helicopter."
The Lauers and their neighbors are worried about the possibility of ricocheting bullets.
"You just know, some day, one of them is going to hit the house or do something."
The helicopter and gun range people say the shooter is always aiming down at targets that are backed up by mounds of dirt.