Gun safety advice at Chichester Armoury
It is a requirement at Chichester Armoury that we are confident that the guns we sell are used safely and responsibly at all times.
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The Airgun Code of Practice
Click to familiarise yourself with BASC's Airgun Code of Practice before the purchase of any rifle.
The Shotgun Code of Practice
All rifle owners should be aware of the latest information on shotgun use. View BASC's Shotgun Code of Practice here.
Gun safety - a summary of key points:
When not in use shotguns must be stored in a secure place and precautions taken at all other times to ensure security
When buying a gun you and the vendor must hold valid shotgun certificates
It is illegal to have a loaded shotgun in a public place
It is illegal to shoot game out of season
Protected species must not be shot at any time
A child under 15 can only possess a shotgun if under the supervision of a person aged 21 or over and the gun has a secure cover to prevent firing
Always transport a shotgun in a case or protective gun cover
Always ensure that any shotguns you use are in safe and sound condition and that the internal mechanism is in a proper state of adjustment
Under the Firearms Act 1968 (amended 1988) both the buyer and seller of any shotgun are obliged to notify the Chief Constable of the transfer (hire, sale, gift or loan) by Recorded Delivery within 72 hours of the transaction. Forms for this purpose are available from BASC HQ on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope
Chichester Armoury, 43 West Street, Chichester, Sussex, PO19 1RP