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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by thwackythud, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. thwackythud

    thwackythud Well-Known Member

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    when did the restriction become law,and why.:confused:
     
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    a think it was 1965 they brought the airgun bit in ,, am not too sure .
    but basically it was to stop a load of loonies running round with guns that produced . knows what foot pounds with out a licence .
     
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    :confused:65 bloody hell,i didnt think there was any legislation about airguns then.
     
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    ohh there's a few . the oldest ive seen was 1925 and the newest was 1997 they keep changing it all the time . am not too sure if it was 65 they mate the airgun bit up but i will find out for you mate ;):D
     
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    Think the newest was April this year
     
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    yeah the new ones maybe most of you were not born before 65:D
     
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    i used to make a point of knowing every little law on guns there is , because when i was younger i got pulled quite a lot so i liked to no what i was talking about .. but i just cant keep up these days there's that many ..


    a lad that i know only lives a few streets away and like a few of us has permission to shoot on the golf coarse 5 minutes away form were we live ,, any way he was walking home with his gun the other night and the police stopped him and asked why he had a gun , to witch he explained ive been shooting on the golf coarse etc showed him his letter of permission and some id proving that he was 18 . the copper then turned round and said al not take you gun off you but i am going to caution you and from what i remember of the airgun laws

    "Persons of 18 years or older can carry an unloaded air rifle or an air pistol in a public place provided that it is in a secure cover, so that it cannot be fired."


    so who was in the wrong ??? i would say the police man
     
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    I was 12 in 1965, and had a gat gun :D.....yes I know I'm a old tart:D:D:D
     
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    nah you can not carry a gun in a public space.loaded or not.the old bill were probably right:(:(
     
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    I believe its 21 now mate, sorry think that was one of the laws that came in April...I maybe wrong, but I am 99% certain
     
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    i stand corrected:up::up:
     
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    I have to phone the land owner every time I go shooting, the gun has to be locked in the boot of the car and all the doors locked, even if the old bill pull me over, I don't have to get out of the car, just say "sorry I have firearms on board"....the laws are very strict now.
     
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    lmaoo ! honestly mate . i have sat and read that many different things about air gun laws to make sure i know my stuff a cant remember much else lol

    i thought the bit about how there is no minimum age for a fac certificate to be granted was the best !
     
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    Sorry, I was wrong, about being 21, this is the one I was thinking of...
    Persons aged under 14 years may carry an unloaded air rifle (but not an air pistol) in a public place, provided that it is in a secure cover, so that it cannot be fired and they must be directly supervised by a person aged 21 or older.:eek:
     
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    thats clears it up then:D:D:D:D:):)
     
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    You also have to have good reason to carry an airgun in a public place.
     
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    Yes, forgot when I have to take my gun into my local gun shop, I have to phone the shop, pryor/before transporting it to the shop. just in case the police decide to do a spot check of my car, or my car is involved in a accident.
     
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    maybe a sticky thingy,and i know its boring,but i think as you can see there is confusion.:confused::up::up:
     
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    Whats confusing:confused:
     

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