Taken from the 12th Report of the Firearms Consultative Committee.
Rifled air weapons - Not to be classed as Section 5 (1) (aba) prohibited weapons.
9.19 The Home Office view that low-powered self-loading rifled air
guns are not subject to Section 5(1)(b) of the Firearms Act 1968 should
be confirmed at the first legislative opportunity. [Paragraph 11.26
Now as Mr Widdecombe was the senior Home Office representative on the FCC I wonder just which bit of the above he failed to understand.
As the Home Office are reading this thread perhaps either Mr Widdecombe or Mr Lassman would care to comment ?