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15 year old shooting

Discussion in 'Legal' started by RancidSumo, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. RancidSumo

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    Is it legal for me, a 15 year old, to go shooting by myself? I was wondering because my mom doesn't like shooting and doesn't like sitting there while I shoot but we aren't sure if it is legal for me to go by myself. This is in Wyoming by the way.
     
  2. RancidSumo

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    anyone?
     
  3. freakazoid

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    Where would you be shooting?
     
  4. pacodelahoya

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    I don't have an answer for you rancid, but it saddens me that you even have to ask.





    Ahhh, the good old days when me and my buds could hike out into the woods and have some innocent fun. All we need was ammo and Mom and Dads permission, not the nanny state's.
     
  5. Titan6

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    So long as you remain in the state of Wyoming there is no law against it.

    I would not do it without your parents permission and until you have demonstrated to them safe and competent gun handling skills. If you really want to go volunteer this to your mom.

    I would also point out there are plenty of kids your age that go hunting by themselves, although mostly boys.

    I would encourage you to check out the NRA's web site for a complete listing of state firearm laws.
     
  6. pcosmar

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    I agree with paco.
    I don't know the rules in Wyoming, but then I don't know if it was "legal" when I was 13 in Michigan, and went shooting at a Gun Club. Nobody said anything back then.
     
  7. boredelmo

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    if you shoot at a range, easiest way to find out is to give them a call and ask.

    how would you get there? being 15 and all?
     
  8. Don Gwinn

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    It's Wyoming. I assume he'll be riding a horse with a colorful name.
     
  9. El Tejon

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    I thought that was no name???

    Don't you ride a horse without a name in the desert???:confused:
     
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    http://www.bradycampaign.org/legislation/state/viewstate.php?st=wy

     
  11. El Tejon

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    Am I reading that Brady site correctly? They have not update their website since 2004?:confused:
     
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    I wouldn't trust the bradys for accurate info. It very well could be, but they have been known to lie and exagerate to further promote their agenda. I'd find state law if you really want to be sure.
     
  13. gunsmith

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    you should listen to your mom

    when you pay the bills and live on your own , you can do all the shooting you like.

    is there an uncle or someone your mom would trust who can take you?
    if not, your mom may have an excellent reason, you should trust her judgement.(SIC)
     
  14. RancidSumo

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    It is not that my mom doesn't want me to go shooting, she just doesn't want to go. She doesn't want to shoot so the only way for me to go most of the time is if she goes up and sits in the car. A couple days ago when I wanted to shoot but she didn't want to go she said that I had to make sure it was legal before she let me go by myself. The range I go to doesn't have anyone managing it (it is owned by the city) but a lot of the time when I go there are cops up there shooting and some of the cops around here are a real pain in the ass so I want to have the law to back me up before I argue with them.
     
  15. ArfinGreebly

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    Police?

    Too bad your local police don't have some kind of "Big Brother" program where they could support young, safety-minded, up-and-coming shooters in their participation in the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

    Our local sheriff helps out with CMP-related things, although I don't think they directly support a youth program.

    You know, sometimes a young, energetic, man-on-a-mission kid can convince the local law guys that it's a good idea to support youth activities.

    Youth shooting would certainly fit the description of youth activities.

    Are you the only one in your age range locally that likes to shoot?

    Just me thinkin'.
     
  16. RancidSumo

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    No, I shoot with one of my friends on a regular basis.
     
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    I was looking at the brady site to recheck VA gun laws and it looks like the Bradys think Carrying Concealed is a bad thing.
    I like WY gun laws no, no, no, no, no no, no, yes, no, no, no no, no, no, yes no, no. Fail!
    Thats great.
     
  18. Prince Yamato

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    It looks like, according to the Brady website, that you can. So, here's what I would do: type up a piece of paper that says:

    I ___(MOM)___, hereby assert that my child, __(YOU)__, has my consent to participate in shooting related activities at ___(NAME OF RANGE)___.

    Signed,

    (MOM)
    (DATE)

    In NYS I believe that's how minors can be in possession of a rifle at an approved range. If it works in NY, I'm sure it would work in Wyoming. Have the other kids' parents do the same. For an extra measure of protection, have someone notarize it.

    If you are confronted by the police AND are within your legal rights, make sure that you are polite. If they insist that you leave, do so, but have Mom call the CLEO and complain.

    Sorry to refer to you guys as "kids" btw, but in the eyes of the law, you're minors.
     
  19. Thain

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    The Brady Grade is, essentially, the Bizarro World of gun freindliness. Take their grade and reverse it... F = A, D = B, C = C, B= D, and A = California.
     
  20. kcmarine

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    Hey... another teenager on here... all right!!!

    I'm 16.

    If I were you, I'd check with the local law enforcement. I know that here in Missouri you have to have a guardian with you when you go to one of the monitored state ranges and you have to be 16 to have your own stall at said range. At the unattended ones, no one's around, so it really doesn't matter... whatever is safe and prudent.

    But that's in Missouri.

    Call the sheriff's department... or, if you have an SRO (school resource officer) like I do, he could probably tell you or give you information about someone who could.

    This isn't something you want to trust to speculation... I know I don't want to be caught with a gun illegally.
     
  21. Kentak

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    So, you said this was a city-owned range?

    This is simple. Call the city administration and ask to speak to someone whose department includes the shooting range. Then ask about the rules for persons your age shooting at the range. There may be a rule requiring adult supervision.

    Also, be sure you ask about the local regulations regarding ways to transport your gun to the range if you are not going to be driven there.

    In other words, don't ask us--we don't know nuttin' about your specific situation. Ask the local authorities.

    Have fun and be safe and responsible.

    K
     
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    I hope that you get the straight scoop soon, and hopefully there are no prohibitions against you shooting, plinking, and hunting all that your heart desires.

    I remember what it was to be 15, and the joy of wandering freely around in the West Texas desert with either a rifle or a shotgun in my hands. When I received my DL at age 16 I had a pick-up with a gun rack, and more days than not there was a long gun or two in it, even in the High School parking lot.
     
  23. RancidSumo

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    It doesn't look like I will be shooting anyway today since when I went to the store to get some ammo the guy running it, while showing someone how to aim a rifle, demonstrated by pointing it at my chest. It goes without saying that I didn't buy any ammo from him.
     
  24. kcmarine

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    Uh... don't go back there.

    That guy doesn't deserve your or anyone else's business.

    What's the name of the shop?
     
  25. RancidSumo

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    Don't know. It is just a local pawn shop. They sell a bunch of junk along with ammo and some good used guns but mostly crap. It is the only place in town that has .40 S&W ammo. There is one other place that I am going to check but I will never go back to that shop.
     
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