Anger as police slash number of firearms enquiry officers | Deadline News
THE number of dedicated Police Scotland firearms inspectors is to be slashed from 34 to just 14, a leading authority on shooting revealed yesterday.
Colin Shedden, Scottish Director of The British Association for Shooting and Conservation, said he had been told about the cuts by “upset” police staff.
Firearms enquiry officers are highly-trained civilians employed by Police Scotland to make sure gun owners are complying with strict laws on keeping weapons and ammunition safe.
They also carry out background checks on applicants to try to ensure deadly weapons to not get into the wrong hands.