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Question Displaying Air Guns And The Law

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by DRAGONBAIT666, Jul 16, 2018.

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  1. DRAGONBAIT666

    DRAGONBAIT666 Posting Addict

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    IF I wanted to put my Air guns on display in my house how would the law apply to that situation?

    I live alone, yup my grandkids pop up now n again and air guns would be locked away in my spare room.

    I am aware of the various rules about air guns but not sure how they apply to a situation like this.

    I have no plans to put my guns on display but me and my gf were talking about it last night and I couldnt really answer her when she asked if I was allowed to do it.
     
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  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Locked in spare room = locked in cabinet for air guns.
     
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    Fit trigger locks to them?
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    No, merely being in a locked room is enough to satisfy the requirement of the law, as long as unsupervised access to the room by anyone under 18 is not allowed...
     
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    There's no law stopping you from doing so (just advice), but in my opinion all 'operational' guns should be locked in a safe or a gun room when not in use.

    Air rifles might only be peashooters in comparison to powder burners, but as we all know too well they can still cause serious injury and death.

    A lot of break-ins/burglaries are committed by kids, so it's even more important that it's not easy for the little scrotes to get their hands on them.
     
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    If they were in an unlocked room where someone under the age of 18 could access unsupervised would only a trigger guard be acceptable?
     
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    As far as airguns are concerned, in relation to the OP, the law requires that the owner must take reasonable precautions to prevent a person under the age of 18 years from having access to them. Locking them in the spare room during visits (kids or rifles, same effect) would be fine. Having them displayed on your walls (inside the house) is fine also, when the kids aren't visiting. Depending upon how many, a wall lock of the type seen in many gun shops would be sufficient to allow you to leave them on display even when the grandkids are visiting.
     
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    Thanks for your replies, basically I assumed as much myself but thought I would ask those with a better understanding of this kinda thing.
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I believe some air rifles are sold with trigger locks for this reason however it still does not stop the yard apes shoving lead up the barrels....
     
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    robs5230 Oversprung

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    Fixed to a wall via the same locks as in gun shops or secured in a locked rack is fine. As long as it prevents unauthorised access.
    A gun room , locked, should also be fine.
     
  11. TrickyDicky

    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    I display my air rifles on my stairwell wall, there is only me and the wife, and if grandkids are coming up to visit they just get locked away, i have had two police officers in my hall and they didn't say a word about them.
     
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  12. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Replica Airgun Enthusiast

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    I sometimes have my Western CO2 pistols on display above the mantle piece. My youngest son is 18 now and he was brought up never to touch Pa's sidearms unless Pa tells him he can. He's pretty well trained. He can even twirl a peacemaker better than me and draw faster. I tought him too well.
     
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    I visited an old member on here some time ago, he had a lovely gun rack in his living room with his obsoletes, de-acts and air rifles stored in them, they had a cable runnng through and locked to secure them.

    I thought it was a good trade off between his pleasure from displaying them and securing them - it was a great display, one gun so big I could hardly lift it.
     
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  14. Spray1Mark

    Spray1Mark NOW PERMANENTLY BORED!

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    You have to be a bit careful with what you display, the firebrigade refused to enter a burning house because there was a deact Vickers in the hall, the house burned!
     
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