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On 18/06/2020 at 23:06, johnphilip said:

But how would it effect your SGC or FAC . If they were not secured to the structure  of a building .

Sub uk 12lbs doesnt need to be locked away, i keep mine locked away because i can. But if you also have fac or sgc these should be locked away regardless so if you got broken into and a sub 12 got stolen your not doing anything wrong👍

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8 hours ago, Arron yeates said:

Sub uk 12lbs doesnt need to be locked away, i keep mine locked away because i can. But if you also have fac or sgc these should be locked away regardless so if you got broken into and a sub 12 got stolen your not doing anything wrong👍

From https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/air-weapons-a-brief-guide-to-safety-jan-2011

 

Preventing children from accessing air
weapons
It is an offence for a person in possession of an
air weapon to fail to take reasonable precautions
to prevent a person under the age of 18 from
gaining unauthorised access to it. There have been
several deaths as a result of children getting hold
of air weapons. These tragedies might have been
prevented had the air weapons been stored safely.
Below are some simple steps to reduce the risk:
•     In many cases, it will be sufficient to store
your air weapon in an existing, suitably robust,
lockable cupboard - keeping the keys separate
and secure.
•     Alternatively, you could use a lock or locking
device to attach your air weapon to the fabric
of a building, or to a fixed feature. Or you could
use a security cord, lockable chain or similar
device attached to a point of anchorage within
the building.
•     Even where children are very young, or are not
normally present, it is preferable to use some
form of security cord or similar device rather
than simply storing your air weapon up high
and out of reach.
•     If you hold other firearms, you could use
an existing gun cabinet for your air weapon
provided this does not compromise security.
•     You might find it useful to consider some of
the security measures suggested for licensed
firearms. This information can be found in the
Firearms Security Handbook, available on the
Home Office section of the gov.uk website.
•     When using your air weapon, the best advice is
to keep it under close supervision at all times
and to never leave it unattended. Where you
have no option but to put your air weapon
down for short periods, unload it and gather up
all the ammunition. Steps should then be taken
to prevent anyone under the age of 18 from
gaining unauthorised access to it. This could
include attaching it to a fixed object using a
security cord or similar device, or locking it out
of sight in a car.

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9 hours ago, Arron yeates said:

Sub uk 12lbs doesnt need to be locked away, i keep mine locked away because i can. But if you also have fac or sgc these should be locked away regardless so if you got broken into and a sub 12 got stolen your not doing anything wrong👍

Arron I take it you did not read my earlier post regarding  the laws here in Scotland .I will repost it for you .

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On 18/06/2020 at 17:59, steve_b_wales said:

Does a sub 12 ft/lb air rifle have to locked away in a security cabinet if there's anyone in your home under the age of 18? I know about all other laws relating to them.

In reply to the actual question asked, and the area of the country where the OP lives :

No. It does not have to be locked away in a security cabinet, even if under 18s live in the house.

It DOES have to be kept securely by 'reasonable precautions' so as to prevent unauthorised access of it, however.

No under 18s in the house, store it however you want to

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