SPARROW DEFENSE, LLC
STUDENT STATEMENT AND LIABILITY RELEASE
I hereby affirm that I am aware that Firearms training and operations have inherent risks which may result in serious injury or death. I understand that operating firearms with explosive components involves certain inherent risks which may require transport to a medical facility; explosive detonations, misfiring, hang firing, and other malfunctioning of ammunition, the firearm or its components; ricocheting of projectiles, or impacted materials which may occur during training. I understand that the activities, which are necessary for training and for certification, may be conducted at a site that is remote, either by time or distance or both, from such a medical facility. I still choose to proceed with such instructional activities in spite of the possible absence of a medical facility in proximity to the training site.
I understand and agree that neither my instructor(s), CLARK SPARROW, any other instructor working or contracting for SPARROW DEFENSE, the range facility at which I receive my instruction, nor any of their respective employees, officers, agents, contractors, or assigns, (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘Released Parties’’) may be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death, or other damages to me or my family, heirs, estate, or assigns that may occur as a result of my participation in this firearms class or as a result of the negligence of any party, including the Released Parties, whether passive or active.
In consideration of being allowed to participate in this course, I hereby personally assume all risks of this course, whether foreseen or unforeseen, that may befall me while I am a participant in this course, including but not limited to the academics, travel, or practical firing activities. I understand that protective equipment such as eye and hearing protection is required whenever I am engaged in firearm training. Should I choose not to use the recommended protective equipment I assume all responsibility for injury that results of not using that equipment.
I further release, exempt, and hold harmless said course and Released Parties from any claim or lawsuit by me, my family, estate, heirs, or assigns, arising out of my enrollment and participation in this course including both claims arising during the course or after I receive my training and/or certification.
I also understand that shooting and participating in live fire exercises are physically strenuous activities and that I will be exerting myself during this firearms training course, and that if I am injured as a result of a heart attack, panic, hyperventilation, or any other cause, that I expressly assume the risk of said injuries and that I will not hold the Released Parties responsible for the same.
I agree to abide by all safety rules required by SPARROW DEFENSE, the range facility, and the hosting agent. I understand that my instruction may be terminated at any time, and my fee forfeited, if my cooperation is deemed to be unsatisfactory by the instructor(s) or my behavior or actions are deemed to be a risk to others or myself.
I understand that the safe and proper use of firearms requires a positive attitude based on maturity, responsibility, ethics and respect. I understand that my instruction may be terminated at any time, and my fee forfeited, if in the opinion of the instructor(s), I fail to demonstrate the proper attitude and knowledge necessary for the safe and proper use of firearms.
I agree that none of the knowledge or skills learned through any training with SPARROW DEFENSE will be used for any illegal purpose or action.
I understand that this course presents general information regarding firearm safety, self-defense and the law and that it is not intended to be comprehensive in any way nor is it intended as legal advice. I understand that the laws governing firearm ownership, possession and self-defense are subject to frequent changes through legislation and court interpretation and that nothing in this course shall be taken as a definitive guide to the laws in my jurisdiction. For any legal questions, interpretations or advice, I will consult with a knowledgeable attorney.
I further state that I am of lawful age and legally competent to sign this liability release, or that I have acquired the written consent of my parent or guardian.
I understand the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, and that I have signed this document of my own free act and with the knowledge that I hereby agree to waive my legal rights. I further agree if any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be severed from this Agreement. The remainder of this Agreement will then be construed as though the unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.
I, BY THIS INSTRUMENT, AGREE TO EXEMPT AND RELEASE MY INSTRUCTORS, CLARK SPARROW, THE FACILITY THROUGH WHICH I RECEIVE MY INSTRUCTION, AND ALL RELATED ENTITIES AS DEFINED ABOVE, FROM ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, WHETHER PASSIVE OR ACTIVE.
I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT BY READING IT BEFORE I SIGNED IT ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS.
My completion of the electronic form associated with this release constitutes a binding agreement between myself and Sparrow Defense and affirms my acceptance with this document.