I am sure that I am not alone in being told over the years that firearms must, by law, be kept covered in a public place. However other than some references to young persons I can find nothing in law that requires this. Have I missed something? I'd really like to know because I often carry a shotgun to and from my car at a local clay pigeon shoot and I also also carry a rifle or shotgun from my house to my car (on private land but within sight of a lane) when "off to the woods" after pests. BTW, I'm looking for chapter and verse on this not what the man in the pub thinks.