Originally Posted by raygun
As a side step
The law now says that you have to have a good reason to have your airgun in public, whether loaded or not.
This obviously means that as long as you have that reason you can have a pellet "up the spout" and be legal.
Granted, but again you have read the law and re-read it. All the circumstances are taken as a whole; travelling to the gun club is a 'good reason' but having the rifle loaded in your car 20 miles from said club would undoubtedly not be 'good reason', crossing an unmarked footpath on private moorland whilst hunting with your rifle loaded may well be acceptable.