So if you're a shooter, what's the law on shooting near a highway? A footpath? Shooting close to residential areas?
A: No, it is not correct. However, in England and Wales an offence takes place if someone is injured, put in danger or interrupted as the result of shooting. “Interrupted” is a vague term subject to several interpretations. Note that a highway is not a footpath, bridleway or cycle route, but a road over which the public has a right of way in a vehicle. However, the sensible course of action is not to shoot within 50ft of a highway, nor is it sensible to shoot close to bridleways, public footpaths or cycle ways. In Scotland, however, you can shoot from a public highway, but you would be charged under common law if you inconvenienced or disturbed anyone using the highway. Common sense should always be applied.