Firearm and Shooting Range Law
There are many state and federal regulations that apply to individuals and businesses that operate shooting ranges and sell or own firearms. When dealing with legal issues pertaining to firearms, having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side can ensure your rights are protected.
At Chenoweth Law Group, P.C., we have handled numerous gun law issues throughout their many years of practice. We can help you understand your options.
We have attorneys on staff who are licensed to practice in Oregon, Washington, and California, and are knowledgeable of the firearm laws in each of these states. Let our firm assist you in resolving your firearm issues aggressively and cost-effectively, no matter how basic or complex.
Representing Range Owners, Gun Clubs, and Firearms Retailers
If you own or operate a firearms-related business, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of regulation and red tape you face. We use our in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of firearms laws and local regulations to ensure you’re fully compliant, or to handle any disputes that may arise. Examples include:
- Environmental regulations related to shooting ranges and gun clubs
- Zoning and land use laws and regulations
- Liability concerns and civil lawsuits
- Licensing regulation and sale of firearms
Whatever your legal concerns, let our attorneys handle them so you can focus on running your business.
Civil Suits: Nuisance, Injury, and Wrongful Death
The most common type of civil lawsuit faced by owners of firing ranges or gun clubs are nuisance claims relating to noise, or claims regarding errant bullets coming from the premises. These lawsuits can be costly, but we have the experience necessary to handle them efficiently.
A lawsuit may be filed against an individual or business that allegedly contributed to the injury or death of an individual from a gun. We stand up for clients, defending their constitutional rights and gathering evidence to show how the injury or death was not due to any negligence on their part.
Land Use Disputes and Environmental Concerns
There is often a dispute over how land can be used by individuals or businesses wanting to purchase the land. This occurs frequently in situations where a business wants to build a shooting range or other gun-related facility. The surrounding neighbors, whether commercial or residential, may take action to prevent the land development. We can handle these types of disputes, as well as disputes with municipalities and other governments that may object to future firearms use on the land.
In addition, we can use our extensive knowledge of environmental law to ensure that you are fully compliant with the relevant regulations in your area, or to handle enforcement actions from environmental agencies. We offer environmental and zoning compliance services to parties looking to purchase a business or property.