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Crime and Security Act 2010: Airguns

Discussion in 'UK Airgun Law' started by RobF, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. RobF

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    Crime and Security Act 2010: Airguns

    This Act makes it an offence for an airgun owner to fail to take reasonable precautions to prevent someone under 18 from having unauthorised access to it.

    A defence is if that person can show he had reasonable grounds for believing the other person to be 18 or over. The maximum penalty is a fine of £1,000.

    This offence does not apply when a young person has an airgun with them under one of the exemption below-

    * when they are under the supervision of a person aged 21 or
    * when they are a member of a Home Office approved Target Shooting Club and are engaged in or in connection with target shooting.
    * where they are using an airgun at a shooting gallery (such as at a fairground for example)
    * where they are 14 or over and are on private land with the consent of the occupier.

    Therefore, people under 18 can continue to have controlled access to airguns in the same circumstances as previously.

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/17/section/46
     
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    After reading 2 links on here about the change, it seems the BBS is whipping up a storm in a t cup!:rolleyes:
     
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