UK & International Gun Law
UK Gun Law
The laws concerning the purchase of guns and ammunition are as follows:-
Any person under the age of 14 years of age may not purchase or own guns or ammunition.
Persons aged between 14 and 18 years may not purchase guns or ammunition but may borrow or have them purchased on their behalf by some one over 18 years of age.
Persons over the age of 18 years may purchase guns and ammunition, the guns having a power less than the UK legal limit. Guns over that limit require a fire arms certificate to be granted before they can be owned.
Airguns and Young Persons
The laws concerning the use of airguns by young persons are as follows:-
Any one under the age of 14 can only use an airgun whilst under the direct supervision and control of someone over 21, whilst on private property with the permission of the owner of the premises.
A person aged between 14 and 18 can use an airgun on private property where they have a right to be, without supervision.
They may carry an unloaded rifle (but not a pistol) in a public place only if it is in a securely fastened gun cover so that it cannot be fired, an under 14 year old must again be directly supervised by an over 21 year old.
A pistol can only be carried by someone over 18, again it must be unloaded and in a securely fastened case.
International Export Gun Law
The UK, like many other countries, controls the movement of strategic goods from
the UK to other countries. This includes arms, ammunition and related hunting equipment.
This applies even if the export is temporary (e.g. for an exhibition, competition or
This means all export of air rifles, air pistols, ammuntion, knifes, scopes and lasers is not permitted by international laws, therefor no international orders can be taken for the said products.