Is it legal to have a crossbow in the home in the U.K ?
- RobsteriarkLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Totally legal. They’re not classed as firearms so there are no controls or restrictions upon ownership.
Only adults may buy them and they’re illegal to carry and use in public, with a very few exceptions, as they’d fall into general laws regarding carrying offensive weapons. So you can legally transport one in its carrying case to or from a shooting range, but you cannot carry one in the car or on your person permanently.
Note that under UK Laws defensive weapons are also considered to be offensive if they can be misused in that way, as is *anything* else such as carrying a baseball bat in your car without good reason. Almost nobody in the UK plays baseball, so almost nobody has a good reason to carry a baseball bat.
- CliveLv 72 months ago
What does this have to do with travel?
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
In the United Kingdom specifically, compound bows themselves are legal, but the use of them anywhere other than a dedicated club is illegal with few exceptions. Bowhunting, in general, is illegal in the United Kingdom as of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
- griggleLv 72 months ago
Probably not. It seems to be illegal to have anything to defend yourself with in the UK. A pointy stick will probably earn you some jail time.Source(s): Mustached gun toting cowboy fashion victim across the pond