As many of you are probably aware, in 2005, the Texas Local Government Code was amended to allow the discharge of firearms on certain lands inside the city limits under specific conditions. (see Section 229.002) If the land was annexed after 1981: it's legal to shoot shotguns on tracts of 10 acres or more provided you are more than 150 feet from a residence or occupied building. Rifles and pistols are OK on tracts of 50 acres or more provided you are more than 300 feet from a residence or occupied building. Shooting must be done in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of the tract. I own an interest in a tract of land that qualifies, but the local police department has threatened to cite me if I exercise my right under state law to discharge firearms on the property. Any ideas on how to proceed under the circumstances? I know I can hire an attorney, which I may do at some point. But I would prefer to conserve my financial resources, if possible. Thank you for any feedback or ideas.