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    Hi all,
    I've loaned out my DSC1 book of words, so I can't check this out. Can anyone tell me the score on crossing footpaths with a firearm? Do the same laws as for roads apply? Should the weapon be sleeved each and every time I cross a footpath, or can it be carried openly?
    I await your reply with baited breath,

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    Hi Mark,

    As far as I know you can even shoot across a footpath as long as you don't cause a nuisance (or injure anybody!)
    I wouldn't recommend it though!

    I would sleeve my rifle if there was anyone in the vicinity ( I always sleeve up when crossing a road or even a quiet lane,just in case someone comes round the corner) but if I was in an area with very few people about I would cross the footpath with my rifle unsleeved.

    This is just my opinion,if you want to be totally sure contact BASC

    Kind regards,


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    I think it's discharging they get excited about more than carrying...was it no discharging a firearm within 50' of the centre of the road if it's likely to cause a nuisance, or some such.

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