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This leaflet is a guide to using and storing your air gun safely and responsibly.
It outlines the law on air weapons and explains what you can do to be a responsible user. Before you start using your air weapon, you should read this leaflet and familiarise yourself with its contents.
For the purposes of this leaflet, references to air weapons include air pistols, air guns and air rifles.
On 31 July 2023, a Statutory Instrument will clarify the ‘reasonable precautions’ air weapons owners must take to safely store air weapons away from children. Whenever under 18s are present, air weapons must be stored securely, out of sight, and separately from ammunition.