Law and Licensing

A Concise Guide for Shotgun and Rifle Owners

Bill Harriman



ISBN: 9781846892806


CATEGORY: Management and Instruction

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 96 pages

Also available as: Ebook


Everyone who uses a cartridge firearm in Great Britain is subject to the provisions of the Firearms Act 1968 -1997, both in terms of what the law prohibits and also to what the licensing system requires from an individual. Here, BASC provides definitive information on how to stay within the law as well as outlining the qualified rights it confers upon shooters.

In this practical guide, one of Britain’s leading experts on firearm law explains:

• Offenses and penalties in the Acts - what you can and cannot do
• The licensing system
• How to apply for a certificate
• The law relating to young people
• Security precautions
• The new medical involvement process

Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Not knowing what the law provides could deprive you of your sport, damage to your wallet or even cost you your liberty. Armed with the information in this book, there should be no danger of any of these happening to you.


Meet the author Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman is a legal advisor, firearms forensic examiner and journalist. He is the firearms and militaria on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

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