This is a different perspective on gun violence. In July 2019, while helping trim bushes in our yard, my son was shot by a bullet from a Bureau of Land Management forest. Any person who lives next to BLM land, or who hikes or horseback rides on BLM land, should be alarmed.
For years, I had asked BLM to do something about the target shooting so close to our home. BLM always said there was nothing they could do but post “Safety Zone — No Shooting” signs, which are just used as targets.
Since my son almost lost his life to that bullet and my grandchildren can no longer play outside for fear of being shot, I started researching BLM and Oregon shooting regulations. Current regulations have no concern for human life. Shooting into a suggested backstop, etc., is seldom done. Homes cannot be seen through the trees. Bullets can travel well over two-plus miles.
I have proposed “Private Residence Safety Zone” with suggestions for signs, fines, enforcement, etc. I have contacted all local, state and federal agencies and lawmakers. Nothing yet. Please let anyone you know who lives close to BLM or hikes about this dangerous gun violence.