Originally Posted by milek
I don't understand that; legal reason is legal ownership and not necessarily a reason or need to use??
Having an airgun in a car without having somewhere to use it isn't illegal surely?
Unfortunately it is.
Carrying firearm in a public place.
A person commits an offence if, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse (the proof whereof lies on him) he has with him in a public place
[F1(a)a loaded shot gun,
(b)an air weapon (whether loaded or not),
(c)any other firearm (whether loaded or not) together with ammunition suitable for use in that firearm, or
(d)an imitation firearm.]
If you are in a public place with your airgun then you have to have a "reasonable" excuse. Going to your permission/club/gunshop would be reasonable. Going to ASDA wouldn't.