Storage of Air rifles and Air pistols.

Due to a fairly recent change in legislation, the Crime and Security Act 2010 makes it an offence for a person in possession of an air gun to fail to take “reasonable precautions” to prevent someone under the age of 18 from gaining unauthorized access to it. Airguns must be secured by lock and key, via a cable, chain, trigger lock, or lockable Cabinet in order to comply with this legislation. Many gun specific security devices can be bought from gun shops, for relatively little expense.

The legal advice contained within this publication remains unchanged e.g. 14-17 year olds may still use air guns unsupervised on private premises where they have permission, this is considered authorized access.

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3 responses to “Storage of Air rifles and Air pistols.

  1. I don’t have any issue with this, but that’s as far as this proposed further “regulations” should ever go.

    IMHO.

  2. reynoldsjames2013

    Seems to me this has a minority effect on the shooting community, many responsible shooters did what they deemed appropriate to keep airguns out of small hands ( its common sense ). So the legislation didnt have a huge impact. The things proposed in Scotland are absolutely preposterous, and genuinely threaten to price people out of shooting. As Erika posted on the FB pages, I would like to see the govt getting football supporters pay for a license because of football violence. NO NO NO. Thankyou for commenting chris and supporting the cause and sharing your thoughts!

    • “I would like to see the govt getting football supporters pay for a license because of football violence.”

      Great analogy, and having to desal with that sort of real world threat and violence/physicsal harm for many yesrs i grasp the concept more than most!

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