Politeness takes practice.
Deputies soon found two people from an adjacent property who had been target shooting just before Almond was found dead. Three guns, as well as ammunition, were seized from the two.
When I was growing up, I would set up cans on a log and practice shooting them. Knowing that even a .22 calibre bullet from a rifle can carry up to a mile (and, at close range, can penetrate through seven 3/4-inch thick pine boards before lodging in the eighth), I would not do that during hunting season, as there might have been hunters in the woods, the woods you can see behind the house in the picture on the banner at the top of the page.
And these clowns–maybe not the ones mentioned in the story, but certainly some clowns in the neighborhood–were shooting in the direction of a residence.