reply to post by Vaxar
call in here, ask for Jack, he will put you in the right direction, i doubt you'll get a hand gun after the Thomas Hamilton affair, you will only get
access to one if you are in a business that requires the use, Vet,Animal exterminator etc.
The licence will not offer you the right to bear arms for self protection only, only for hunting purposes
Source: Firearms Act 1968
Definition of a firearm: A lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged, and includes any
'prohibited weapon', whether lethal barrelled or not, any component part of such a lethal or prohibited weapon and any accessory to such weapons
which are designed or adapted to diminish the sound or flash caused by firing the weapon.
Section 1 firearm/ammunition - Under 14 years
Possession of firearm/ammunition only in the following circumstances:
member of rifle club
shooting gallery calibre n/e .23"
member of a cadet corps when engaged in target or drill practice
No gift or loan of firearm permitted.
14- 17 years
under authority of firearm certificate
A firearm may be gifted or loaned.
Shotgun/ammunition - Under 15 years
Must hold a shotgun certificate. If shotgun is assembled:
person must be supervised by a person 21 or over, or
the gun is covered in a gun cover
No gift of shotgun permitted.
15 years and over
Shotgun certificate required. Shotgun may be gifted or loaned.
Under 14 years
public place (not air pistol), covered and supervised
private premises -supervised
member of rifle club
at shooting gallery
No gift permitted.
14 -17 years
As above but no supervision required. May be gifted or loaned.
May now purchase or hire any firearm or ammunition and possess an air pistol in a public place.
Section 19 of the Firearms Act 1968, makes it an offence to have in any public place, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse (the proof whereof
shall lie with him/her) any of the following:
A loaded shotgun
A loaded air weapon
Any other firearm loaded, or unloaded if the person also has suitable ammunition in his/her possession
Section 20 of the Act creates an offence for any person, in possession of a firearm, to trespass onto any land or buildings, without reasonable excuse
(the proof whereof shall lie with him/her)
It is a crime at common law for any person to recklessly discharge a firearm, whether or not actual injury is caused.