THE LAW GOV­ERN­ING GUN USE

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Animals Rescued -

It is illegal to sell an air­soft BB gun or am­mu­ni­tion to any­one un­der the age of 18, or for un­der-18s to buy one.

Un­der-18s can only pos­sess a weapon if they are be­ing su­per­vised at a ri­fle club or minia­ture ri­fle range by an adult over the age of 21.

For adults, car­ry­ing an air ri­fle or BB gun in public with­out a rea­son­able ex­cuse is an of­fence which could carry a one-year prison sen­tence. It is also illegal to fire a BB gun over or into a bound­ary with­out a landowner’s per­mis­sion, and car­ries a fine of up to £1,000.

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