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How Old??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tom, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Tom

    Tom Active Member

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    My younger brother wants an air rifle and he's going into town tomorrow to get one. (The trouble is he's 17 years old) I've looked at loads of different web pages for 'firearms' law and some say the youngest age to buy one is 17 others say 18? i would buy one for him but I'm currently in Scotland with girlfriend for a month (beautiful place by the way) so could you help me out? I want to know from the best? :up::D
     
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    I'm almost certain that in order to purchase a weapon, he must be 18....

    Could be wrong, but I reckon it's 18 or over, or no sale in dover (or anywhere else in this country)

    Al
     
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    Has to be 18 and needs ID
     
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    Ta guys, I'll break it to him softly haha! :D
     
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    I'm afraid that it is now illegal to sell an air weapon to anyone under the age of 18
    It is also an offence to buy one and give it to someone under 18, so you can't buy one for him I'm afraid
     
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    no but you could buy one for yourself and let him use it . ( I'm not implying anything illegal) I'm just telling you that I'm 15 and i use my dads
     
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    I thourght you could be 17 and have one, but when you use it you had to be watched by someone over 21 :confused: or has it changed again . I cant keep up
     
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    :eek: Only 15 you're still a baby :D you come across much older.
     
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    Told him the same last night, we have made him an old man on here :D:D:D
     
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    yep, it's changed. since 1st October 2007, you have to be 18 or over to purchase or own an air gun.
    you can use one at any age, but if you're under 14 you must be supervised by someone 21 or over.
    if you're aged 14-17 inclusive, you can use one unsupervised but can't buy or own one.
     
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    isn`t it a shame a minority have screwed it up for the majority,i had my first gun when i was about twelve it really narks me that we allow politicians to get away with bringing in sh&t laws in this country:mad:
     
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    Thanks guys. and there's me thinking that you could be 14 to own one.
    I'm sure that a 14 or over year old could be given one as a gift (preferably of parents or other responsible adult??)
     
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    They can only shoot one on private land, but not own one.

     
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    He's the forums youngest member I think.

    Even me and Coggy are older than him:D
     
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    Yep, you're right, but the original post implied buying one FOR him
    hope my comments haven't confused anyone - thats the trouble when these laws change - it takes a very long time for those who need to know to understand all the changes
    Ken
     
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    yes i know mate but i wanted him to know that his brother could still shoot
     
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    you can do that if you are over 21.he has to be 18 if under he needs to be supervised by some one over 21

    ---------- Post added at 02:18 ---------- Previous post was at 02:17 ----------

    nothing a matter with your last comment mate.i would of said the same thing.
     
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    :DThankyou everyone :up:
     

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