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boomer

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!!! THE LAW & VCR !!!
« on: June 04, 2010, 10:00:48 PM »

The Law

The law makes no distinction between air rifles and more powerful guns for which you need a licence – they are all classed as firearms. This means that any offence you commit can carry a very heavy penalty – and there are at least 38 different offences. Following this code will help you to keep on the right side of the law, but, if you have any doubt, seek advice from BASC or your local police firearms licensing department.

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Who can shoot

18 years
If you are 18 years or older there are no restrictions on buying an air rifle and ammunition, and you can use it where you have permission to shoot.

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14 – 17 years
You can

•borrow an air rifle and ammunition
•use an air rifle, without supervision, on private premises where you have permission
You cannot

•buy or hire an air rifle, or ammunition, or receive one as a gift. Your air rifle and ammunition must be bought and looked after by someone over 18 – normally your parent, guardian or some other responsible adult.
•have an air rifle in a public place unless you are supervised by somebody aged 21 or over, and you have a reasonable excuse to do so (for example, while on the way to a shooting ground).

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Under 14 years
You can


•use an air rifle under supervision on private premises with permission from the occupier - normally the owner or tenant. The person who supervises you must be at least 21 years old.
You cannot

•buy, hire or receive an air rifle or its ammunition as a gift, or shoot, without adult supervision.
Parents or guardians who buy an air rifle for use by someone under 14 must exercise control over it at all times, even in the home or garden.

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It is illegal to sell an air rifle or ammunition to a person under 18 years of age.




FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE   http://www.basc.org.uk/en/codes-of-practice/air-rifles.cfm

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The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 has a range of measures specifically on air weapons and component parts of air weapons.

 

Section 28 (3)(a) covers the component part aspect for an air weapon and a silencer would come into this category.

Sections 31 and 32 states that all transactions should be made through a registered firearms dealer on a face to face basis.

If a silencer is held purely for a low powered air weapon then it does not have to be held on a firearm certificate. However, if the silencer could be used on say another weapon which is held on a certificate then we would expect the silencer to be recorded on the certificate as well as that would take precedent.

I hope this helps to clarify the situation.

regards
Firearms Team
Public Order Unit
020 7035 1783
« Last Edit: October 20, 2012, 09:44:19 PM by boomer »
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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 09:28:50 PM »

well put mick. A1
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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 09:32:36 PM »

cheers for that  sign0173
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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 10:17:23 PM »

Hi only fired rifles many yrs ago as a kid, picking off rats on waste ground. Now own a Lightning 177 and been firing it at targets in garden. I know i need permission to fire on private land but what am i legally allowed to shoot at pest wise? pigeons rats rabbits birds etc?
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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 06:49:32 PM »

hi baz

if you check the link in the original post, scroll down the page, then it will give you a guide "to what you can shoot"  winking0070
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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 08:13:44 PM »

hi baz

if you check the link in the original post, scroll down the page, then it will give you a guide "to what you can shoot"  winking0070


its also worth remembering that the general license pest species is reviewed yearly [january] so something considered a pest one year may not be the next. Also where you live has a bearing, ie in scotland starlings are considered a pest species as they used to be in england and wales but no longer.
its the shooter's responsibility to know what is on the general license.
hope this helps.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 12:39:02 AM »

Thanks Boomer & Walt

Baz
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011, 10:53:27 AM »

Thanks Boomer & Walt

Baz

no probs mate :-)

one more thing i forgot to mension: its imperative if you are shooting on your own land/garden/or land with a permission that pellets ONLY land within the boundary applicable to you. so if you miss a target be sure the pellet isnt going to land outside of your boundary; thats illegal.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2011, 08:42:01 PM »

Cheers Walt
I had seen that on some of the links around the site.

Thanks Aagin
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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+ New airgun offence now in force.
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 03:40:45 AM »

I'm either blind/half asleep or it's not been mentioned yet....

"New legislation has been introduced by the Government which will make it an offence to fail to properly secure airguns in order to prevent them falling into the hands of children.

From 10th February 2011, owners will be liable for a fine of up to £1,000 if they do not take reasonable precautions to stop unauthorised access to their airgun by people under 18"

full read is here.... http://www.basc.org.uk/en/media/pressreleases.cfm/prid/AB98850A-190D-4275-A85D9C42CCD1DAE7
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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+ New airgun offence now in force.
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 01:16:46 PM »

I'm either blind/half asleep or it's not been mentioned yet....

"New legislation has been introduced by the Government which will make it an offence to fail to properly secure airguns in order to prevent them falling into the hands of children.

From 10th February 2011, owners will be liable for a fine of up to £1,000 if they do not take reasonable precautions to stop unauthorised access to their airgun by people under 18"

full read is here.... http://www.basc.org.uk/en/media/pressreleases.cfm/prid/AB98850A-190D-4275-A85D9C42CCD1DAE7

Hi CC,
there has been several threads reccently discussing the new law on rifle securement, one of which:

http://bsaog.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=25808.0

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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2011, 09:51:03 PM »

oops cheers Walt, sorry, I've not been around lately ( hibernating )

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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2011, 10:18:54 PM »

oops cheers Walt, sorry, I've not been around lately ( hibernating )

MODS can remove my posts on this thread if you like.  sign0173

Thats okay mate. Theres a lot going on on this forum! job to keep up with everything. Just thought you might like a link to one of  the other threads [i couldnt find the other ones either! lol]

cheers
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 04:47:32 PM »

can i legally put my old bsa standard on my wall if i remove the piston and spring??
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2011, 11:26:44 AM »

I would say that it would be OK if it was attached to the wall and couldn't be removed by anyone other than you, even with the gun intact.
Just my opinion of course.
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Re: +!!+ THE LAW +!!+
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2011, 09:41:30 PM »

Is it legal to hunt in England?  Age?  Permission??  etc...
Is it possible as a foregner? (I live in Belgium)

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+!!+ THE LAW +!!+
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2011, 10:09:35 PM »

Is it legal to hunt in England?  Age?  Permission??  etc...
Is it possible as a foregner? (I live in Belgium)

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All this is answered in the first post.
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