You can but it really depends on where you live and what your local police chief is like. Some towns like my town are very well armed, the only wierdness about it is that around the local lakes the police have signs posted asking people not to discharge firearm. Go figure.
Clinot-are you saying it's wrong that people can't just start firing into the woods near a lake/reservoir? Lots of people walk/hike/swim in those areas and it makes sense to me that random rounds shouldn't be flying around there.