1.- You can shoot in your private property, yes it is legal. But you also are responsable for every round you fire from your gun.
2.- You are correct that projectiles can travel 1 mile. But they need to be high caliber ammunition. So not all projectiles are going to travel 1 mile. Also you should have a save back stop for the bullets to be deflected to the ground.
3.- The noise you are memtioning is not that much and it is also done during the day hours, the gun ranges close at 8pm. and no later so not to bother the people around the gun range.
4.- Your are indicating that the lead is poluting the san jaciton river, where is your proof of the polution??
5.- You are judging a state on the actions of a single person. you are wrong to do that.
if you do not like your state move from Texas.
if you do not like your county move from Texas.
if you do not like guns. Well move from the US and go to a country like Mexico, the outlaw guns and look at the mess they are having right now..!
and also why are you in a gun forum if you do not like guns, or the noise they make or the polution the cause.
so go live in Mexico buy yourself a cave there and live off the grid with no guns and no electricity or running water and be one with mother nature. and sing songs with Al Gore.
so do you drive a car? that produces polution every time you drive it.
do you buy food from the grocery. That produces polution when they bring the inventory and procduces noise also.
Do you fly? well that also is polution and it produces noise polution also and driving a car is also dangerous.
Guns are as safe as the human that holds them. You have no scientific data to support your claims so until you do. Just move to Mexico and see how long you last without a gun.