- Are people allowed to randomly fire shotguns?
oooh….lamping for bunnies. What you do in the winter at night, when you aren’t out riding.
Bird Scarer + 1 probably.
Otherwise, someone expending a lot of powder and lead. As said before, if they have a licence and permission to shoot on the land they can bang away to their heart’s content or until they run out of money.Posted 4 years agoMrSmithMember
private shoot?Posted 4 years ago
you must be townies then, most country dwellers will be aware of the seasons for game, it could be a bird scarer, people pigeon shooting or clays and as for ‘pretty close’ i think its 45yds from the queens highway but it’s a while since i have perused the firearms act.rusty90Member
someone will comment about how close to a right-of-way it’s allowed.
Ok, I’ll bite – from BASC :
In England and Wales it is an offence without lawful authority or reasonable excuse to discharge any firearm within fifty feet of the centre of a highway which consists of or comprises a carriageway, and in consequence a user of the carriageway is injured, interrupted or endangered. [Section 161(2) of the Highways Act 1980 as amended]. It is important to remember that the discharge of a firearm is not prohibited in itself. It must also be proved that there was an injury, or that someone’s passage was interrupted or interfered with e.g. they have been forced to make a detour.
For the purposes of Section 161 (2) of the Highways Act 1980 (as amended), a ‘highway’ is restricted to a public right of way for the passage of vehicles and does not include footpaths, cycle tracks or bridleways. Therefore the fifty feet rule described above does not apply to rights of ways that cross private lands e.g. footpaths.Posted 4 years ago
Over the last 3-4 weeks we’ve heard several sustained periods of what sounds like shotguns being fired locally. There are no ranges nearby and neither are there any shoots going on. We reckon its a teenage whose been given a “present” and is out impressing his mates somewhere in the woods/fields, especially now school’s out.
No way of telling what direction it’s coming from. Surrounded by fields, woods, a few farms and not many houses.
Anything we can do to investigate as it really doesn’t sound good?Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Possibly someone with one of these:Posted 4 years ago
UTS15 twin magazine semi-auto shotgun: perfect for when zombies attack. Fourteen rounds in the mags and one in the chamber. 😀
commercial clay pigeon shoot are subject to planning law so if it carries on and is a nuisance you can pursue it thru planning or if you think its ok you can go join in and contribute tosome bastard making a lot of noise and generating a lot of extra traffic to make some moneyPosted 4 years ago
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