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Old 28th January 2015, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by milek View Post
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.

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