Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DeepSouth, Jan 7, 2016.
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That's why coworkers actually looked forward to loaning me tools. Not only did I return them, I brought them back cleaned, oiled, and adjusted.
Perhaps, but as my Gramps used to say about the farm... I have what I have because I've managed to keep it. In a world where you can be successfully sued for someone injured using your powered lawn mower to trim hedges loaning anything from chain saws to firearms must be done with a lot of thought.
For others, I'm willing to loan someone a gun for a match or a hunt while I'm there but they're not taking it home with them.
I never have loaned out a gun, but I might. I should add, I've never had anyone ask to borrow one.
Never say, Never I guess.
The person I refer to as my "brother" is actually my best friend (I have blood brother's as well, but they live in NJ & NYC, so sharing guns isn't a consideration). We live next door to each other. I pick his kids up from school every day. He has a key to my house, a code to my alarm and knows the combo to my vault. And I have all of his keys/codes/combos. We are even on each other's NFA trust's, so I have access to his NFA toys and vice versa.
There are a few other people that I will lend guns to. Longtime hunting/shooting partners come to mind. I have a pretty extensive collection. A lot of times people will ask me about a certain make/model and I may have one. I have no problem lending it to the right person for a quick trip to the range.
On the flip side I know a few people that I won't even tell where I live. Not a chance on earth I will be loaning them a thing.
Loan out one of my guns...you're kidding??
Unless I sell one nobody gets to "use" my guns....maybe let someone shoot one while I'm with them but otherwise it's NO! NO! NO! Kinda have personal feelings about the care & feeding of my firearms.
Even an experienced shooter can make a mistake. If a lawsuit was filed regarding an incident involving my borrowed gun, I would certainly be named in the suit. Even if I wasn't there when it happened.
My shooting club has had only one shooting injury in it's history. A lady shooter (very experienced) got a hot shell between her tits when it ejected from her own gun. She was dancing around and shot her husband in the leg with the same gun. Not fatal thankfully.
If she had shot another person who was not her husband while shooting my borrowed gun, I'm sure I would still be paying a lawyer. At least.
I will let someone shoot a few rounds in a gun I have while at the range. But, I am right there at their elbow doing the RO thing the whole time they are shooting it.
I have maybe 2 friends that I would let borrow a gun if they asked but they have as many or more than I do so I doubt they ever will.
As far as someone I don't know wanting to borrow a gun, no way! The legal liability there is enormous.
I'm VERY protective of my stuff, lol.
Of course in my tight group of friends, if one took off with something or damaged it without making it right, or "sued" they know they'd be shunned by the rest of the group and none of us are greedy enough to lose the majority of their friends over lol.
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