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Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle

Indeed, Jay. But you wouldn't see a young mathematician, doctor, lawyer or teacher wandering around a public area shooting an air rifle, would you?


And, further to that, here's a list of 'problems' associated with air rifle use in the UK -

The Penalties for breaking current UK firearms laws with Airguns are as follows:-

Carrying a loaded Air-weapon in a public place 6 months imprisonment and / or £5,000 fine.
Trespassing with an air weapon 3 months imprisonment and / or £2,500 fine.
Trespassing on private land with an air weapon 3 months imprisonment and / or £2,500 fine.
Possessing or using an air weapon if sentenced to 3 months or more in custody 3 months imprisonment and / or £2,500 fine.
In addition if original sentence up to 3 years 5 year ban on use of firearms.
Or if for 3 years or more Life ban on use of firearms.
Killing or injuring any bird or protected animal unless authorised £5,000 fine.
Firing an air weapon within 15m / 50ft of a public highway £1,000 fine.
Selling or hiring air weapon or ammunition to person under 17 6 months imprisonment and / or £5,000 fine.
Making a gift of air weapon or ammunition to person under 14 £1,000 fine.
Having air weapon or ammunition with intent to damage property 10 years imprisonment.
Having air weapon with intent to endanger life Life imprisonment and / or appropriate fine.
Using air weapon to resist or prevent arrest Life imprisonment and / or appropriate fine.
Threatening others with an air weapon (even if unloaded) to cause them to fear unlawful violence 10 years imprisonment and / or appropriate fine.
Not forgetting the chance of being shot and killed by the police should you not obey instructions when challenged by them, they cannot tell if you have just an airgun or a more lethal firearm so will treat all arms as lethal and respond accordingly.

Town: Bryn, Ashton in Makerfield.

Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Jay - May 12, 2011 11:56pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by chris - May 16, 2011 11:45pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 12, 2011 11:52pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by JemmyH - May 12, 2011 11:59pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 13, 2011 12:05am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by JemmyH - May 13, 2011 12:13am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 13, 2011 12:17am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 13, 2011 12:25am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by JemmyH - May 13, 2011 12:33am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 13, 2011 12:39am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by JemmyH - May 13, 2011 12:41am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 13, 2011 12:44am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 13, 2011 12:27am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Julian - May 13, 2011 6:36am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 13, 2011 2:52pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 13, 2011 3:09pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Alan - May 17, 2011 8:20am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Matt - May 13, 2011 3:51pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Jay - May 13, 2011 12:05am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Matt - May 13, 2011 1:17pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 13, 2011 2:55pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Jay - May 13, 2011 3:49pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by chris - May 17, 2011 12:04am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 18, 2011 12:50am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 18, 2011 7:41pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Andrede - May 18, 2011 9:56pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by chris - May 18, 2011 10:54pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 19, 2011 9:02am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 19, 2011 9:01am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by chris - May 18, 2011 11:12pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Andrede - May 18, 2011 11:48pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 19, 2011 9:06am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Alan - May 20, 2011 3:48pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Robin - May 20, 2011 7:16pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Alan - May 20, 2011 7:57pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by chris - Jun 2, 2011 12:39am
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by Alan - Jun 3, 2011 2:40pm
Re: safe place to go shooting a air rifle - by ian - May 19, 2011 9:03am