Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Message from President of RNBRA - Michael Lutes:

The RNBRA has purchased insurance coverage for all its members with the National Firearms Association  (NFA). This insurance will cover liability arising out of our shooting activities. This will be our policy from March 31, 2014 to March 31, 2015. The policy and proof of insurance wallet cards will be received by the Secretary. The proof of insurance will then be distributed to the members.

The insurance purchased for all regular and life members covers all "legal/sactioned" range shooting activities anywhere as well as some other activities. The insurance becomes active once membership has been processed. The RNBRA believes this to be the best coverage available in Canada for our shooting members and guests.

At a match (RNBRA sanctioned event), proof of insurance will be required - this will consist of the NFA Insurance wallet card. Anyone showing up to an RNBRA sanctioned match/event, who does not have a current full RNBRA membership, and who cannot show proof of their individual liability insurance must pay a $5.00 per day guest insurance fee, and this, along with the shooter's name and the date, will be forwarded to the insurance company periodically (at least every 6 months). This method will cover guests and new shooters.

So, at a Fullbore or Precision rifle shoot the Match Director has the responsibility to ascertain that all participants have proof of insurance and/or collect $5.00 with the shooters name and date and forward this to the RNBRA. This may be a bit of a headache but necessary just the same.

The RNBRA cannot sanction events that have participants who do not have insurance coverage - we have to be sure. Any events held by clubs or other associations that cannot be sanctioned by the RNBRA cannot be included in the RNBRA sport profile/funding request to the provincial government. Also, anyone competing in such events must be full RNBRA members to be eligible for any funding assistance.

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