First off... Hello! I have been reading a lot of forums but first time to post. My family owns about 60 acres in N TX over 1 mile from a medium sized town, but only recently have my brother's and I started shooting out there for skeet and target practice. About a month ago my brother and cousin were shooting a 9mm Glock and 4 LEO from the Sheriff Dept in three cars show up on the edge of the property. They ask my brother if they can see his gun because there were reports of FULL automatic machine gun fire. LOL - my brother says his double taps must be getting better. The LEO ran the #s on the pistol and asked that next time we call them before we go out shooting. This past Sat, 5 of us from the family went on to the land to shoot. We had an AR15, AK47, two shotguns, and three pistols (9mm and .40). After shooting for about 5 hours the LEO show up with lights flashing. Four LEOs (two of them were the same guys from last time) ask to search our guns due to numerous reports of FULL auto machine gun fire. They said the reports came from as far as 2 miles away. They spent about 30+ minutes looking through all of our gear, ran #s on 2 pistols, and repeatedly asked if we had any machine guns. Of course we do not have any. The LEOs were very polite and professional, but I am frustrated that we were delayed (we lost all of the sunlight and had to pack up in the dark). And well we haven't done anything wrong. I am very pro LEO and have offered once we finish setting up full range on our land that the local LEO can shoot on it; which they were eager to accept. My parents, who own the land and live locally in the town, plan to speak to the sheriff so we can avoid any future issues. So I guess I am seeking ADVICE on a balanced view - both from LEO and as a private citizen. What is fair here? Reasons why I am upset: * I don't appreciate that the police have broadcasted the fact Ben and I have 1000s of $ of guns stored at our homes. The police ran our gun's serial #s over their public radios. Thieves target homes for jewelry and guns. * I don't appreciate being 'criminalized' in the public eye by the image of cop cars with sirens on at our land when we haven't done anything wrong (our land is just off of a busy road where the LEOs parked there cars). * Despite their professionalism, I don't appreciate the embarrassment of being questioned and detained by police is to my friends. I told my parents, who are ok with guns but not avid shooters that this is the same thing as: 1) The cops asking for receipts every time they unload merchandise at the family store because someone says it "might" be stolen. 2) My brother being repeatedly pulled over because someone tells the police that since his car has sporty wheels they believe it might also have illegal engine parts. Oh I am traveling now but will check back as soon as possible.