An old high school teacher of mine always used to say “nimby” when discussing current events. It was short for “not in back yard.” He would use the phrase to explain how people wanted a million things — faster highways, more shopping centers, bigger buildings — just as long as it wasn’t anywhere near their own house.
“We want a bigger airport with more flights! But not in my backyard.”
It makes sense but it’s exactly the opposite for a Florida man. He wants a new shooting range and he wants it outside his back door. His neighbors have concerns, mainly, the millions of kids and people living all around his house.
“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,” Joseph 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.”
I don’t want to have to drive someplace and then shoot. I want to just step out my back door and start shooting! Maybe move to Detroit? The scary part is that Carannante is legally allowed to do it.
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.
Looks like people in the neighborhood are going to be taking trips every other weekend.