This is a discussion on I was not allowed to rent a gun? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by wolf88 Its happened person does not have access to gun or money to get one so he goes to the gun range ...
Ok, I understand the gun range policy as I think I was almost turned away one day because I wasn’t pre-registered as a member of the range. The owner was my friend and told the range guy that I was Ok. At the time, I didn’t get it but now I do.
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So what does one do if there's no local range, and like me, don't have ready friends to go with me? Maybe I'm in the market for a different make, or it's my first gun and don't have one to bring along?
Pointless policies like these tend to make one suicidal.
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I have walked into several different out of state ranges with my own gun and never had anybody blink when I asked to rent a lane with out of state license. But If saw somebody who did not have at least one of their own firearms with them,looking to rent a lane without an instructor watching or instructing. I would be nervous as well standing in the next lane.
I own a car rental company and we not allow people with learner permits to drive my car even with a licensed adult in the passanger seat. It is legal with DMV but nope. Why? I do not want them learning on my vehicle. Who wants/needs the headache.
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Like many "safety" policies, this is an attempt to stave off possible litigation, not to actually make things safer. I've only been to a half-dozen ranges in three states but they all have this policy. Most of them put it somewhere on their website, but it usually isn't given a flashing icon.
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I apologize for the grammar mistake, I do not think I can change it now. I am still trying out different handguns. Being a resident of NJ makes it hard for me a acquire a handgun while taking classes in Ohio. I have not been in NJ since I turned 21 to apply for a permit.
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Last edited by rstickle; October 30th, 2010 at 10:05 AM. Reason: Change notification
At the range where I work we had a couple of suicides over the years. Insurance company makes us get a form filled out and signed by renters with questions on it like "are you depressed, suicdal, homicidal?". It's a liability and insurance thing.
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"Check this box if you have a past history of suicide by rental firearm"
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Just stop by on your way through PA! I Will let you shoot some guns!
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this incident happened. I actually saw the surveillance footage online- the poor kid had his back turned when his mom put the gun to his head.
What a messed-up story. :(
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