This is a discussion on Your quiet neighborhood and cars that go boom within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Ram Rod Again.....that personal confrontation wouldn't be advised to start with. Headlines might read: 19 year old shot to death over loud ...
Having lived in apartments for many years, I've confronted several and just dialed up LEO's for others. It depends on the noise and other factors.
Abort the Obamanation not the Constitution
Those who would, deny, require permit, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as vile, dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family
I called my prepaid legal on this one. Their answer: If it is on your property you have the right to ask them to leave. If on somebody else's or public property, you don't have the right to do anything. You are not an LEO, it is only your legal concern if the vehicle is parked on your property.
Noise is not a physical disturbance so the noise isn't trespassing. As far as going up to them armed, bad choice, you will be seen as bringing a gun to an altercation (if it turns into a hassle) and that is illegal in Tennessee. You have to walk away from a fight if you are armed in TN.
Sounds pretty wimpy to me but it looks like there is enough legal material there to get your keester locked up, HG and CCW taken away, and sued in civil court if the little hoods go home and tell momma a big bad man came after them with a gun.
Call PD and be friendly in tone while asking them if they could send a unit out to make the kids move on. If they don't come to your assistance, it's time to start thinking about putting a little political pressure for a new Chief of Police or Sheriff. In truth, anything that we have had like this, the Sheriff's Patrol is there within minutes.
Retired Marine, Retired School Teacher, Independent voter, Goldwater Conservative.
I once lived in a very noisy apartment. I solved two noise problems.
1. Loud music from downstairs. I climbed up on my bed, leaped as high in the air as I could and rammed my feet against the floor, (their ceiling). End of the problem. (Might have been the end of their ceiling too.)
2. Two young women, probably part time hookers had a couple of old men in. They were screaming, drunk. laughing, making a heck of a racket at 3 am.
The apartment had buzzers. When I left for work the next morning, early, I stuck a pin in their buzzer to buzz continuously. As I walked to the car I could hear one of the yelling "What the F***"