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Land legal issues, need advice

bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,643 ✭✭✭✭

I am going to build a range at my home, it will be for sanctioned Rimfire benchrest competition. I want to draw on my land survey a parcel that when I die will be sold to the yet to be determined club/ people.

Is a simple addition to my will sufficient to assure my wishes are carried out and other that have a interest in this are protected so they do not lose out?


  • SW0320SW0320 Member Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭✭

    This advice is right on target, no pun intended.

    I used to be on our Town Zoning Board and permitting will be the first issue to resolve. After that a good real estate and estate planning attorney will be absolutely be necessary.

  • JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 5,293 ✭✭✭✭

    Turn the land over now to a club with your desires included so the liability become theirs and you wont pay the taxes?

  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,643 ✭✭✭✭

    Fortunately, we have zero zoning issues in the backwater I reside. As long as you own over 5 acres usage is not controlled. My closest neighbors are over 3/8ths mile away and shots from a 22 can not be heard at their homes. We have a solid waiver in the works. Waivers never prevent law suits but might, maybe could help if I got sued.

    Insurance, nope not going to do that. There are a plethora of reasons but the main ones are insane costs and the zero chance of some one getting shot if the rules are enforced. You can be sued when a trespasser trips while trying to sneak up to a window to rob you. They might break a leg over a bush and by golly they can sue. You can't prevent law suits so trying to insure against them is a good way for insurance companies to get rich. My basic homeowners insurance covers guests and if I got sued the insurance Company steps in defending me, they have deep pockets and good lawyers.

    I think you guys are right on making sure it stays after I am gone. I can put the wishes in writing giving my instructions for how the land and buildings are to be handled. I want to leave this as a legacy to the shooting sports. It is not open to the general public, they can be and are amazingly stupid with guns. It will be used for 50 and 100 yard rimfire benchrest competition only with the participants well versed in the range safety requirements.

    We are going to have iron * control of the firing line and cleaning areas. BOLTS OUT means just that. Bolts are not to be in the gun until the range officer gives the command to insert bolts and that is only given to the shooters on the firing line after the range is confirmed clear to go hot. That is the only time the rifles will be live.

  • roswellnativeroswellnative Member Posts: 10,032 ✭✭✭✭

    Will the range have its own 5 acres?

    Although always described as a cowboy, Roswellnative generally acts as a righter of wrongs or bodyguard of some sort, where he excels thanks to his resourcefulness and incredible gun prowesses.
  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,807 ✭✭✭✭

    We have several Private ranges in the Holler I live in. (All belong to friends/Gun buddies.) Have shot at all of them on a regular basis.

    There is one in my backyard that my neighbor/buddy and I share. Lanes cut in the woods/uphill bank with metal gongs out to 150 yards. (And) A stand with targets, we change out. (Again, clear lane out to 150 yards.) For me personally, my favorite is shooting at floating leaves in our Mtn pond. (5 levels down from my 2nd story back deck.) Small moving dynamic targets.

    We have had a few new neighbors (over the years) that moved in and complained/called the Sheriff. They would come out, observe where we were shooting (safe direction w/a backstop) [including the pond] and tell us they had to respond when called, (but) usually ended up talking "Guns," with us.

    They had finally had enough of being called and told the Newbies, "look you moved out in to the Country, maybe you should have moved in to the City? What they are doing is Legal/safe and on their own property. Stop calling us." We were told by the Sheriff Deputies, they had been told that.

    I wish you luck in your endeavor, Bruce.

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

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