To the editor:
The River Bend Court area’s recent petition to annex 1742 E. 1350 Road was inappropriate. I’m concerned because annexation is not for personal agendas. This was just an intimidation tactic to force their neighbor to stop target shooting.
I understand the concern for safety. I also understand the right to shoot. The two are NOT mutually exclusive.
Why didn’t they talk to their neighbor first? This was the perfect opportunity to teach firearm safety and get to know someone. Instead, this neighborhood chose to exercise mob rule, where a group removes another’s rights in order to force conformity. What makes people think they can do this and not have it done to them?
I’m sure residents wouldn’t like it if someone tried to have their property rezoned to prohibit children or called the police to stop them using fireworks, which are no less dangerous. If they wouldn’t like this done to them, then they shouldn’t be doing this to others!
If investigation disclosed unresolvable safety issues, then that was a matter for the sheriff. This petition was completely out of line.