posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 04:56 PM
While our weapon laws are rather restrictive, not all the information presented here is correct. It is very easy to get a shotgun. You have to apply
for a certificate, and keep it in a police approved safe, but once you have the certificate, you can own as many shotguns as you like. You can have as
many cartridges as you like to. The owner of the gun shop I get most of my stuff from told me the authorities get a bit funny once you have more than
10,000 of them due to the massive amount of heat they would produce in a fire. If you want a rifle, you have to provide a reason for owning it, and
have references, and land to use it on. Anybody can buy an air rifle or pistol provided they are over 18.
As for knives, you can carry any knife you like provided you have a valid reason to. For example, when I got fishing I take a 6 inch fillet knife. No
problems there, as I have a reason to have it. When I go hunting, I take a lock knife and one of a couple larger knives for gutting/ skinning
purposes. Although the shooting is done on private land, so I guess that would be treated differently.
You can also camp on public land. I've camped on Dartmoor and in Plymbridge woods many times. You can have a knife or even an axe with you when you
go camping. I wouldn't ever go camping on Dartmoor with a knife. The weather can chabge rapidly and there is every possibility you could have an
unplanned extended trip.