I wonder how people live in places like Massassuchetts, or California, or New York when I consider what is considered right and proper in suburban central Louisiana?
I live in the suburbs of the Alexandria/Pineville area, in a subdivision of houses that were constructed in the past four years. Sitting here at my computer this morning, I heard a gunshot from down the street, and I am not compelled to investigate. There are too many reasons that suggest a lawful, rational purpose to fire a weapon here. I'm mildly curious, but not enough to put on shoes and go outside.
Likely, some homeowner was forcibly evicting an armadillo or other vermin from the backyard, or killing a snake that crawled up from the woods. My neighbors are rational, hardworking people who value freedom, and cherish independence. They certainly wouldn't jeopardize their freedom by using a firearm in an unlawful manner.
So, a gunshot down the road isn't worth investigating without compelling evidence to the contrary. In other news, the weather outside is sunny, and the temps are '60-ish. I might have to go investigate that after I finish my coffee.