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Shooting range liability concerns and armed range masters.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by jutland, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. jutland

    jutland

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    Public range, high user volume on weekends. Outdoors, with ranges from 7-100 yards. Handgun and rifle only. Should range masters be permitted to carry sidearms, and why or why not?
     
  2. RenoF250

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    Why not? It is a range for goodness sake.
     

  3. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

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    Why not? Unless this is a Golf Driving range I can't imagine why the range masters should be the only ones unarmed.
     
  4. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    If they are vetted, then hell yes.

    What if some dude comes in and starts a rampage? Boom, headshot.
     
  5. Adjuster

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    I also don't get your question. What exactly is your concern? All the gunshops, liquor stores and pawnshops I go to everyone is armed.


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  6. badge315

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    If you're referring to GRPC in Jacksonville, I've spoken to several of the Range Officers there. They've been threatened by ne'er-do-wells on numerous occasions while attempting to enforce the rules of the range.

    Why should the ROs be the only ones who are unarmed at a shooting range?:dunno:
     
  7. John Rambo

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    Couldn't care less if they carry. I do.
     
  8. jellis11

    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

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    Working at a place where everyone is armed except the guy in charge seems a little goofy to me.
     
  9. Gallium

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    If I worked on a range (and when I do) I am always armed, and I know how many steps it is to a powerful long gun + ammo (even if the long gun is unloaded).

    ESPECIALLY range officers, should be armed.
     
  10. bmoore

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    This isn't really a serious question is it?
     
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  11. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    It's certainly one of the oddest questions I've seen posted on here.
     
  12. bmoore

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    Im gonna say top 3.
     
  13. concretefuzzynuts

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    Of course they should. :dunno:

    Maybe there's a follow up point. If so please make it.
     
  14. scccdoc

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    If they don't carry, I won't shoot there............ DOC
     
  15. frizz

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    I get your point, but I WANT them to carry.

    I wonder if the OP is looking at insurance for ranges and whether or not the insurance companies want the RO to be unarmed.

    OP?
     
  16. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    None of the ranges I frequent have armed personnel. Never really thought about it.
     
  17. Bren

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    That's what I was thinking. A range master might not care, but having a rule that the guy in charge is the only unarmed person on he range doesn't even begin to make sense.
     
  18. jutland

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    For everyone that thinks the answer is obvious try the NSSF web page and the NRA and see if there are any risk management guidelines on the issue. If you have insurance on the range does your insurer know if rangemasters are armed, and are you covered if a shooting goes wrong. You know, NY cop shoots bad guy, hits multiple bystanders. Or, do you have unarmed rangemasters, and then have bad guy go on a rampage.

    Yes, this is a risk management question.
     
  19. MrGlock21

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    Very true, and I like your wording.
     
  20. Matthew Courtney

    Matthew Courtney Instructor #298

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    My insurance does not require that I, or anyone else working at my range, be unarmed.