- Jun 10, 2014
Yeah, those pump and semi auto shotguns are not allowed to hold more than three rounds, including a round already in a chamber. This is why the majority of shotguns in UK are break action singles and doubles.
As for rifles in the UK, it doesn't sound that bad, but they have a full ban on semi-auto centerfire rifles and that has already happened in Australia and soon to be the focus here in the US.
Not strictly true. Only shotguns held on a Shotgun Certificate are limited to 2+1. If you put a shotgun on a Firearms Certificate as a Section 1 shotgun (which requires justification, for example, "Pro Shotgun Competition")there is no limitation to magazine size. This way, you could have a semi-automatic shotgun loaded with slugs; yet semi-auto centre-fires are illegal - go figure.
Source: I am a Britbong with 7 firearms.