Legality of non-permit-holder at shooting range

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  1. JAMROCK

    JAMROCK Working Member

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    Posted this over on Tactics & Training, but here might've been better...apologies if I messed up.

    Looking for some advise from the experts, if you can.

    My question applies to jurisdictions where firearm permits are required for possession of any firearm.

    What is the overriding principle or understanding that allows a non-permit holder to visit a shooting range and handle/shoot a firearm in the company or under the control of the respective firearm’s owner?

    Or is that shooter now in “illegal possession of a firearm”?

    Thanks for your help.
    Stay safe.
     
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  2. ankh1

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    I would think there would be exceptions at a gun range. Perhaps because others are aware and expect that this person will have a gun—they are “prepared.” As opposed to when the person is out in the general public and especially carrying concealed—others don’t know. I’m not sure if I’m getting my point across. It’s a good question though!


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