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Shotgun not broken walking on Public Road

  • 17-01-2021 12:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 941 ✭✭✭ TimHorton


    Out for a cycle, I came around a corner and 2 lads walking across the public road towards a vehicle, 1 had Shotgun Broken the other did not, Is that legal as I felt threatened.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,872 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    You didn’t really feel threatened, did you...?

    Petal...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭ Cerveza


    Very bored op to be stirring the pot with that trash.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 610 ✭✭✭ Samsonsmasher


    TimHorton wrote: »
    Out for a cycle, I came around a corner and 2 lads walking across the public road towards a vehicle, 1 had Shotgun Broken the other did not, Is that legal as I felt threatened.

    The 1st gun was a break action. Perhaps the other one wasn't?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,468 ✭✭✭ tabby aspreme


    Probably a pump action, or semi automatic shotgun, they don't hinge in the centre, you'll be ok


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,569 ✭✭✭ K.Flyer


    How did you feel threatened, was the shotgun pointed at you, did the person holding the gun look at you in a menacing way?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭ GolfVI


    Out for a shoot, I came around a corner and a lad cycling across the public road towards me, he was going really fast, Is that legal as I felt threatened


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,935 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Were they coming from a post office?
    Otherwise, just how in the name of fu¢K did you feel threatened?
    And did the Guard hold your hand to calm you down when you reported this threat?


  • Registered Users Posts: 941 ✭✭✭ TimHorton


    So as expected Loads of Hot Air from ye, Simple question, Is it legal? I have the reg of the vehicle and I intend to report to the Gardai later this afternoon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭ GolfVI


    TimHorton wrote: »
    So as expected Loads of Hot Air from ye, Simple question, Is it legal? I have the reg of the vehicle and I intend to report to the Gardai later this afternoon.

    If you suspect a crime has been committed then report it to the Gardai, this is the shooting section not a legal discussion


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 610 ✭✭✭ Samsonsmasher


    TimHorton wrote: »
    So as expected Loads of Hot Air from ye, Simple question, Is it legal? I have the reg of the vehicle and I intend to report to the Gardai later this afternoon.

    They'll ask the same questions we did and tell you to have a Happy Sunday.

    There isn't a hint of anything illegal whatsoever.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ solarwinds


    If you felt so threatened for your life at the sight of a firearm, why is your first reaction to post about it on a public forum. If you feel as threatened as you did why not ring the AGS immediately rather than waiting until this evening to do it. But no you decide to come in here and rant looking for legal advice from strangers in the shooting community.
    You really do have to wonder at times.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,872 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    solarwinds wrote: »
    If you felt so threatened for your life at the sight of a firearm, why is your first reaction to post about it on a public forum.

    I’d imagine it’s because it didn’t happen, but the OP wanted to start a thread and this is what came to mind?


  • Registered Users Posts: 511 ✭✭✭ solarwinds


    endacl wrote: »
    I’d imagine it’s because it didn’t happen, but the OP wanted to start a thread and this is what came to mind?


    Probably should have posted it in the Fishing forum then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭ MAULBROOK


    TimHorton wrote: »
    So as expected Loads of Hot Air from ye, Simple question, Is it legal? I have the reg of the vehicle and I intend to report to the Gardai later this afternoon.

    How did that go for you?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭ con___manx1


    Don't b such a snowflake.


  • Registered Users Posts: 481 ✭✭ Munsterlad102


    TimHorton wrote: »
    So as expected Loads of Hot Air from ye, Simple question, Is it legal? I have the reg of the vehicle and I intend to report to the Gardai later this afternoon.

    As far as I'm aware, no, but then again you've only given us so few details. Was the shotgun even able to be broken open, was this in the middle of a city or across the road from a clay range or a farmer's field? Were they coming out of AIB wearing balaclava's and firing shots off? There's no law saying you have to disassemble your shotgun while in transit, only in certain storage conditions in your house. The whole 'breaking a shotgun open' thing is for safety so you don't have a negligent discharge, but that's nul and void if there's no cartridges in the gun, which was probably the case here. If you want to have a look at the law, that would be a good idea.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    This is not the legal forum and unfounded accusations designed to cast the 100% legal activity of field sports into a bad light will not be permitted knowing full well it'll only serve to provoke an argument.

    To the OP. Your first, and ONLY, course of action should have been to contact the authorities if you believe an offence has been committed and let them deal with it.

    To everyone else, when such a thread is started we ask you report the post(s) and allow the Moderators to deal with it.

    Thread closed.

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