Gun Club/Range Liabilities


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Gregg28
April 4, 2006, 08:21 AM
I recently, reluctantly became an officer at my gun club. I am very concerned about liability and both the club and now me getting sued.
As I see it, there are two important ways to cover myself:
1) Insurance - Our club has both NRA insurance and an outside policy to cover officers and directors.
2) Enforce all reasonable and prudent rules and policies.
The second point is the one that concerns me. I am going to lead an effort to develop and enforce safety rules, a good thing for legal reasons, but more importantly, just so no-one gets hurt.

My real issues are:
1) We have a gentleman who teaches a concealed carry course required by the state for a permit. He will teach it to anyone who ponies up the cash. He teaches it at our range. We (the club) neither explicitly sanction nor charge for this training. Are we open to any liability from this?
2) We, as a club, hold an FFL. The FFL is registered to a single person. He uses the license to sell to anyone who can pass the background check. Are we open to any liability from this?

I would appreciate any input people may have on this.
Thanks,
Gregg

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WT
April 4, 2006, 11:20 AM
If an activity occurs on your property with your knowledge and consent, you can share some financial responsibility for accidents.

A. Patriot
April 4, 2006, 12:59 PM
Here is another little issue to keep you up at night: most ranges are hazardous waste sites due to the lead. Will it ever have to be cleaned up? Super Fund site?

BozemanMT
April 4, 2006, 01:27 PM
Check out this site
tremendous resources and links to other ideas
http://www.rangeinfo.org/resources.cfm

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