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Are you taking all laws into account for your shooting range?

| Jan 29, 2016 | Civil Litigation |

Guns are a hot topic politically and with regard to the law, but shooting ranges who offer legal options for firearms practice shouldn’t have any problems. The issue is that it can be difficult to know whether you are following the law as a shooting range, because so many laws can come into play regarding your business.

Did you know that environmental laws might impact how you can run your business, for example? You have to operate within the law when it comes to handling customers, setting up a shooting range and cleaning up after customers. Other regulations that are important include zoning laws, liability requirements, land use regulations and licensing requirements. That last one is especially important if you also sell firearms.

As the owner of a shooting range, you can find yourself dealing with a number of civil legal actions. For example, businesses or residents around your shooting range might file complaints because of the noise generated by your business. Understanding how zoning laws protect you — and whether you are appropriately following those same laws — can help you prevail in such lawsuits.

In some cases, you might be just starting your business and seeking to build a new shooting range. Individuals who are against that idea could attempt to use land use laws against you. Again, understanding those laws can help you win such a case. Working with a firm who understands how all types of Oregon laws impact shooting ranges can help you run a profitable business your customers will enjoy for a long time.