Every responsible airgunner in the UK should read and learn these
Airgun laws in the UK as they stand
- Owners of airguns MUST stop under 18’s gaining unauthorised access and will face a fine if they fail in this duty.
- To keep air rifles away from the wrong hands store them in a lockable cupboard or a gun cabinet. The keys must be kept away from the cabinet separately and in a secure place. If the cupboard does not have a lock you can use a secure locking device to attach the air rifle to the fabric of a building or a fixed feature.
- The airgun law is different in Scotland. There you need an Air Weapon Certificate or a visitor permit to use, possess, purchase or acquire an air rifle. (Read our guide to air rifles in Scotland.)
- Air rifles and ammunition must not be sold to anybody under 18. This is illegal.
- In Scotland the police have to visit gardens to judge them suitable for plinking. In England such checks are not required for garden airgunning.
- Those using air rifles should take careful note of boundaries. If an air pellet is fired that goes beyond the boundaries of any premises then an offence has been committed….