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#1 Rusty_terrier

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:29 am

Quite often after a nights shooting rather than go straight home I will take a detour round the rural land many miles away from my permissions. I will be honest I do sometimes flick the lamp on as I like to have a little look and see what's about but would never shoot for obvious reasons. my rifles are always in boxes in the back of the jeep with magazines or bolts removed and never brought out. Was just wondering the legality of this.?

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 12:24 pm

Asking for trouble I'm afraid..
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 12:30 pm

Thought as much just wasn't sure if I was breaking any laws but I know it does look suspicious. Sounds daft but I just like seeing what's about

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 03:13 pm

Think that could be considered as going equipped? Not sure but would think you would have a fair bit of explaining to do at the least,

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 04:33 pm

Yeah it got me thinking the other night. Straight home after shooting for me from now on

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 04:34 pm

Hard to think of any actual laws you've broken, none that I can think of.

 

It just looks suspicious as you say and of course people can get the wrong end of the stick and suspect you of poaching, that could lead to problems even with a suspicion of it :thumbs:



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:59 pm

I was always told to park my car at one spot and if the gamines or balifs saw a light on the estate and my car wasn't there they rolled out all the staff they could muster and phoned the police , don't think shinning a light ileagal but with guns in the car I wouldn't want to risk it

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:29 pm

Best not to do it mate

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:38 pm

Hard to think of any actual laws you've broken, none that I can think of.

 

It just looks suspicious as you say and of course people can get the wrong end of the stick and suspect you of poaching, that could lead to problems even with a suspicion of it :thumbs:

 

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:48 pm

There are no laws regarding shining a light around. Whether you have authorised firearms in your possession or not.
No crime to answer for.
Crack on and be nosey I say.
I have little time for paranoia and fear.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:53 pm

See what made me think was . Last night I was out testing my new photon out the motor on rural roads where I have a nosey know the way home. ( the scope is not on a rifle) only had scope with me no rifles etc. And a motor passed dead slow to see what I was upto and I thought situation like that although your not upto anything it's difficult to explain if somebody does phone rozzers

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:35 pm

There are no laws regarding shining a light around. Whether you have authorised firearms in your possession or not.
No crime to answer for.
Crack on and be nosey I say.
I have little time for paranoia and fear.

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 I think you're very optimistic about this.  I recall reading in some guidance (can't recall where) that the weapons should only be in the vehicle for carriage to the permission/range etc.  Not driving around the county on a jolly with them stowed in the boot.  I think at the very least if the police stopped him, he'd be reported to his FLO and a black mark/question mark against his name when renewal time comes around.


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:41 pm


There are no laws regarding shining a light around. Whether you have authorised firearms in your possession or not.
No crime to answer for.
Crack on and be nosey I say.
I have little time for paranoia and fear.

U

 I think you're very optimistic about this.  I recall reading in some guidance (can't recall where) that the weapons should only be in the vehicle for carriage to the permission/range etc.  Not driving around the county on a jolly with them stowed in the boot.  I think at the very least if the police stopped him, he'd be reported to his FLO and a black mark/question mark against his name when renewal time comes around.

That's my thoughts although no laws broken could cause more hassle than its worth.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:53 pm

If you don't want Hassel in your lives sell your guns now.

At the drop of a hat or some other whim you/we can easily be a victim of prejudice.

While many live in fear of authority I don't.
I kicked police out of my home twice for thinking they could push me around! My nose is still white!
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 11:09 pm

If you don't want Hassel in your lives sell your guns now.

At the drop of a hat or some other whim you/we can easily be a victim of prejudice.

While many live in fear of authority I don't.
I kicked police out of my home twice for thinking they could push me around! My nose is still white!

It's got absolutely nothing to do with hassle or throwing the Police out of your home for that matter.  (Personally I wouldn't let them in uninvited without a warrant) It's down to having a reasonable excuse for having firearms in your car when as the O.P stated by his own admission, "many miles away from his permissions" late at night! Not good reading for the Chief Constable the following morning, regardless how it's explained away.  Sometimes in real life it's easier to play the game and avoid unwanted hassles, esp where firearms are concerned, it's not a sign of weakness or cowardice.


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