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15m Airgun law

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by T19679, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. T19679

    T19679 Guest

    Hello, The law in relation to airguns states that you cannot discharge your weapon within 15 metres of the centre of a public highway.

    Does this mean that you must physically be stood outside of 15metres or does it mean that the target you are shooting at be sited outside of 15m .

    My interpretation is that you must be stood outside the 15m rule to discharge the weapon, the target can be inside the 15m distance but obviously must not exit your boundary.

    Is my interpretation correct or have i got it wrong, what are your interpretations of this rule:)
  2. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    I don't know what is right, but i shoot my gun in my back garden and i'm closer than 15 metres to the road.
    The road is at the front of the house and i'm at the back shooting down the garden with a field beyond. :confused:
  3. Airgunner

    Airgunner Well-Known Member

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    Gillingham Dorset
    The Highways Act 1980 Section 161 in England and Wales, makes it an offence without lawful authority or excuse to discharge any firearm within 50 feet of the centre of the highway and in consequence of which the user of the highway is injured, interrupted or endangered. This does not apply to footpaths and bridleways.

    The offence is if someone is injured,interupted or endangered.

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