Members are reminded that our club operates under two specific sets of rules, those imposed by the Chief Firearms Office as a condition of operating shooting ranges and those imposed by the club for the efficient operation and enjoyment of club facilities by all its members. In addition, the hours during which shooting is permitted is a negotiated agreement between the club, the Township of Rideau Lakes and our neighbours.
Violation of the CFO-imposed rules can have very serious consequences for the club in general, e.g., closing one or more of our shooting ranges. Violation of the club rules (which incorporate CFO rules) can have serious consequences for individuals up to and including loss of membership. Violation of the shooting hours can result in those hours being further restricted.
It is important that each and every member play a part in ensuring that the rules governing the use of our shooting ranges be observed by all who use our facilities. This includes such mundane tasks as picking up brass from the range floor, disposing of used targets in the garbage bins, ensuring that the Range In Use signs are in the correct position when entering or leaving the range, ensuring that only current members and their accompanied guests use our facilities, and very importantly, ensuring that the posted shooting hours are not ever violated.
Every member should be in possession of and familiar with the Official Range Rules booklet. If you don’t have a copy you may download it from the website (by clicking here).
It is in everyone’s interest that the rules governing the use of our ranges are adhered to and all members are asked to be vigilant in order to keep our club the safe and enjoyable facility it has been for so long.