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Co2 air pistols in a car in the UK?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by r2ombs, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. r2ombs

    r2ombs Newbie

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    :confused: Is it legal or illegal to have a Co2 air pistol inside a car, while transporting it- unloaded, cased, out of sight and locked in the car's boot, while driving on a public road in England?
    If, for example, the car was stopped by the police for a random search, what would happen with regards to the law concerning the air pistol?
     
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    Potshot Engaging Member

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    Hi R2ombs, Provided the pistol is unloaded and in a proper case it's perfectly legal to carry in a car.
    If you do get stopped by the police tell them about it before they find it.
    Cheers.
     
  3. r2ombs

    r2ombs Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice so far. I have previously been told that it is illegal to have an air pistol in public/ in a public place in England, and as the car is on a public road, then that means the pistol is therefore 'in public' so it would be classed as being illegal. I am confused about this. Can anyone confirm the law that applies to this matter?
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    I think you have to be going to a shooting club or gun shop, just taking it out for a drive won't be a good excuse. :D
     
  5. r2ombs

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    Assuming that I AM on route to a gunshop (or a safe/legal place where the pistol can be fired away from residential areas) then does that mean it is within the law to be found with it in the car .....as described above?
     
  6. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Yes, the same goes for an air rifle as long as it's carried in a case.
     
  7. David

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    Be sure to keep your pellets in a separete place to your gun and if you have a repeater eg magazine loading that no pellets are inserted or left in the mag. in essence they are looking to see if you have any intention of using your gun anywhere but a safe place to shoot as allready described above. a good practice would be to place your pellets in the glove compartment, at least you can then point this out to prove your intended use of your firearm

    good luck

    David
     

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