Gun Range Wouldn't Rent to Me

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Gun Range Wouldn't Rent to Me

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Post by ajwakeboarder » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:31 pm

Good afternoon all, some of you may know that I have been forced to move to the People's Republic of california. I wanted to go shooting today and I figured I would try out a couple of guns I've been looking at (Sig P220 and HK USP). So, I went to the local gun range and said I was looking at the two guns and was interested in trying them out. We talked for a bit about the differences and the gentleman told me that unfortunately, due to state law, he couldn't rent a gun to me unless I bring a gun of my own or was shooting with a friend. This didn't make any sense to me, so I inquired as to the reason. Apparently, they worry that lone shooters will go to the range, rent a gun, and use it to commit suicide. :roll:
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Post by C-dub » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:43 pm

Their gun, their rules.

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Post by sjfcontrol » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:44 pm

Happens more often than you would think. (Suicide at ranges)
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Post by ajwakeboarder » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:49 pm

C-dub wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Their gun, their rules.

As dub as they may be for business.
I would agree, but the rule was forced on them. The guy I was talking to said it was a stupid rule. I had never heard such a thing so I thought it was kind of funny. It's not a huge deal for me. It's just really inconvenient today. My wife is at an event and I would have to pay for an extra shooter just to watch me shoot. Of course, if she's already there she'll shoot, but she doesn't always want to go when I do.
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Post by jb2012 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:31 pm

I used to work at a gun range and we had the same policy. Either bring a gun of your own or bring a friend. It sucks that other people ruin it for everyone, but unfortunately reality is people do rent guns at gun ranges to commit suicide.

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Post by C-dub » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:44 pm

ajwakeboarder wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:49 pm
C-dub wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Their gun, their rules.

As dub as they may be for business.
I would agree, but the rule was forced on them. The guy I was talking to said it was a stupid rule. I had never heard such a thing so I thought it was kind of funny. It's not a huge deal for me. It's just really inconvenient today. My wife is at an event and I would have to pay for an extra shooter just to watch me shoot. Of course, if she's already there she'll shoot, but she doesn't always want to go when I do.
Sorry, I missed the part about being state law. I went back to read your OP again and found it. More government regulations trying to save us from ourselves. :banghead:
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Post by philip964 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:55 pm

Here I was going to go all negative on CA.

But this seems a reasonable restriction to move a suicide to some place else.

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Post by couzin » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:23 pm

Suicide by gun is just a bad idea. 90% are successful but...
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Post by WTR » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:33 am

ajwakeboarder wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Good afternoon all, some of you may know that I have been forced to move to the People's Republic of california. I wanted to go shooting today and I figured I would try out a couple of guns I've been looking at (Sig P220 and HK USP). So, I went to the local gun range and said I was looking at the two guns and was interested in trying them out. We talked for a bit about the differences and the gentleman told me that unfortunately, due to state law, he couldn't rent a gun to me unless I bring a gun of my own or was shooting with a friend. This didn't make any sense to me, so I inquired as to the reason. Apparently, they worry that lone shooters will go to the range, rent a gun, and use it to commit suicide. :roll:
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Post by oohrah » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:16 pm

This is not uncommon. Same policy at ranges in New Jersey. You have to go accompanied.
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