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Do you shoot competitively? I do.Start with a air pistol and go from there, air guns not being banned.
Have ranges rent out guns likes skis, with long term leases for higher end competitors that don't want to share. It's already illegal to shoot outside of licensed ranges.
The spectrum has to change =/= the spectrum can't exist.
One of the ways by which I learned to compete was by attending matches across the province/country, picking up tips and tricks by watching others run the courses of fire.
Under your construct, if I compete at another club with a short term rental gun I've never trained with (even if the same make and model as my "home club" gun) I'd be at a significant disadvantage while competing against a shooter from the host club using a long term rental gun s/he trains on constantly. That shooter progresses faster than I do. Not all clubs have the all-volunteer staff or facilities to host the same number of matches per season. Some have indoor and outdoor ranges, some only outdoor or indoor. This allows some shooters to train year round, while others cannot. Many who cannot shoot live during the winter months will substitute live fire with dry firing at home, something your rental construct would disallow. This would be another barrier to participation. Yes, there are technological workarounds but they are expensive, another barrier to participation.
The logistics of all clubs managing their short and long term rental inventory, ensuring they have sufficient of each classification for upcoming matches while maintaining their inventory in serviceable condition would be enormous and another barrier to the success of the sport.