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Old 6th September 2016, 09:07 PM
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Default Home Office Guide on Firearms Licensing Law

Highways Act 1980

22.31 Under section 161 of the Highways Act 1980, it is an offence for any person, without lawful
authority or excuse, to discharge any firearm within fifty feet of the centre of any highway,
if in consequence any user of the highway is injured, interrupted or endangered. For these
purposes a carriageway means a highway (other than a cycle track) over which the public
have a right of way for the passage of vehicles.

22.32 The Highways Act does not apply in Scotland but Procurators Fiscal may use common law
offences of “culpable and reckless conduct” and “reckless endangerment” in situations in
which the 1980 Act would be contravened in England and Wale
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