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    Use common sense, or stick to the law?

    I'll be going to stay at a mates for a few days, camping in his 'garden' - taking the shotguns and rifles. In order to take all reasonable precautions to secure the guns, I was thinking of putting them in his safe, when they are not in use. I know what the law says about access to firearms, and the shotties are not an issue (72 hour rule) - but the S1 guns are a different matter (my mate has fac and sgc).Legally, we would be breaking the law, but common sense would say it's a sensible idea - what is the concensus?

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    his safe or locked in the car?
    no brainer for me I am afraid...his safe.
    keep one key each!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teabag_46 View Post
    ...- what is the concensus?
    Consult your FLO before you go. If things go pear shaped, he's likely to be talking to you. Better to consult up front and take his comments on board. Good luck. JCS

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    Common sense OR stick to the law???

    Assuming his safe has two locks, I think Brewsher's suggestion is porobably both lawful and sensible: since the OP and his pal must both be present to open the safe and therefore neither will have unauthorised access to the other's shooting-irons.

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    rifle in his safe , bolt and ammo locked in the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalua View Post
    Common sense OR stick to the law???

    Assuming his safe has two locks, I think Brewsher's suggestion is porobably both lawful and sensible: since the OP and his pal must both be present to open the safe and therefore neither will have unauthorised access to the other's shooting-irons.
    I agree a sensible idea !

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldsod View Post
    rifle in his safe , bolt and ammo locked in the car
    That is exactly what I have done in similar circumstances.

    Section 161 of the Highways Act 1980 (England & Wales) makes it an offence to discharge a firearm within 50 ft of the centre of a highway with vehicular rights without lawful authority or excuse, if as a result a user of the highway is injured, interrupted or endangered.

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    Thanks fellas, I think getting his second key might be the way to go then, although I might consult the FLO too.

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