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Discussion in 'Business Discussion & Reviews' started by Monica Cowles, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    If so, do you use a liability wavier for your students to sign at the beginning of class?
    If so, did you draw it up, have it drawn by a lawyer, or use a template of some sort?
    Do you have any other recommendation for this process?

    Thank you for your time! :)
     
  2. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    I'm shocked there are no active instructors on here...or is it just that you do not use liability waivers? :)
    Pics from my last two classes...we have gobs of fun!! :D 9 20 2014.jpg August 27 2014-1.jpg
     
  3. rutilate

    rutilate Vancouver and Surrounds Active Member

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    Waivers are a good thing. I use the one provided by the NRA instructor's instructor who trained me. An important CYA item is the declaration that the attendee is not a prohibited person.
     
  4. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    Great idea!
    I would have definitely forgot the detail about the student not being prohibited...!
    Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  5. BroncoFan

    BroncoFan Eastern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yep - Had a lawyer draw it up. It's certainly CYA but instructing entails risks regardless.
     
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  6. Hill

    Hill pnw Member

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    Definitely have any waiver drawn by an attorney who is likely to tell you that his waiver may not protect you.

    The most useful thing about such waivers is the awareness of the waivor that he or he has signed one. That knowledge, hopefully, would dissuade the person from contacting an attorney in a damaging situation.
     
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  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Everyone signs a wavier.
     
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  8. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    We used basically a copy of the CHL page and added a few additional NRA items. This basically states they can legally own it and use a firearm. This also has the liability waiver as part of it.

    I just wrote it up myself, using the good old C&P.

    I would have replied much earlier, but missed this whole post. :)

    Send me a PM, and I would be happy to share the document with you.
     
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  9. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Yes and yes...I also have a Waiver template from my previous NRA Counselor
     
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  10. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    You guys are awesome! Thanks a bunch!! :)
     
  11. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I use a modified copy of the waiver the local gun club uses.

    I don't think it is detailed enough, so I added to it.

    I wrote a consumer disclaimer for a product I invented, so am kinda' familiar with the whole thing.

    I wrote it up, sent it to a product liability atty.

    He made a FEW MINOR changes that really didn't need to be made, but he had to rationalize his $750 fee............o_O:rolleyes::confused:

    You REALLY don't need an atty, unless you have no sense of liability laws or can't read and comprehend........but YOU have to feel comfy with it.:)
     
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  12. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Would you like a copy?
     
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  13. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    OOOOH! I would love a copy! Thank you! :D
     
  14. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I'll send it when I get home
     
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  15. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    waiting expectantly....;)
     
  16. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, working on this...the CD my counselor gave me was blank, I'm going to have to get with him to get it replaced...the template was supposed to be on that CD.
     
  17. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    HA! No worries! :)
     
  18. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    Okay, after a snip of this and a selection of that, I have a rough draft ready for refinement. I wanted the language non-threatening for laymen, yet hopefully legally solid, and I prefer it to be a single page document for simplicity sake;
    I won't show it to a lawyer until I have refined it as much as I can, so I am offering it up to the scrutiny of other eyes and perspectives besides my own...;)

    Hopefully the upload works....o_O
     

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  19. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    You're kidding us, making a joke, humoring us, right??????o_O
     
  20. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    ???????????o_O