Originally Posted by Yorkshiretea
Had he called the shop to report it and on his way to return then?
No, I misunderstood. I was referring to the bloke prosecuted for the 12.45FPE HW100.
I very much doubt if figures are available for how many prosecutions are made per year for over power airguns and I'm certain that no figures would be available for the individual circumstances.
What is certain is that in law you could be charged for taking your rifle in. You are in possession of a Section 1 Rifle without Certificate. An easy arrest and certain prosecution.
Doesn't really matter. It only matters when it's you and your looking at a Criminal Record. For a lot that itself would mean the sack.
A brew and a rest for the arresting officer.