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    Just another money making project. At least this will stop all illegal ownership & use of guns in Scotland! Just like the handgun ban did.
    Wingy

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    It's things like this that make me not want to have an independent scotland. Not sure I'd trust them to run a marathon let alone a country. Why not just increase penalties on those who misuse them instead of punishing those who don't. Not much chance of tougher sentences when he lets a 'mass murderer' leave jail on compassionate grounds though is there?

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    not going to help youngsters get into the shooting disciplines either...sad..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    not going to help youngsters get into the shooting disciplines either...sad..
    Yes very sad, brings back memories age 6-7 shooting Ferrell pigeons from the bedroom window to feed the ferrets. Do you think they will accept that as reasonable excuse for requirement? Would a licence be free for under 16s?

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    I guess those of us from south of the border who make occasional forays north would need a license if we were to bring an air rifle with us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingy View Post
    Yes very sad, brings back memories age 6-7 shooting Ferrell pigeonsfrom the bedroom window to feed the ferrets. Do you think they will accept that as reasonable excuse for requirement? Would a licence be free for under 16s?

    Another AOLQ species I'm not licensed for.

    Wait to see what emerges from the consultation process before abandoning hope. This is a much more localised legislature than the UK Parliament, so should be more responsive?

    I would guess that there are a higher proportion of shooters in Scotland with a legitimate need. This seems to be designed to stop misuse within city areas.

    There isn't even a hint of free prescription charges here

    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/12/5619/0#
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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    So am I right in saying that "good reason" will be needed to apply for an Airgun lisence?

    I imagine there will be a lot of bargains to be had by Airgunners South of the Border.
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    My lad's old Webley Excel .22 is available, as of today, to swap for a decent compound or crossbow... any takers?

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    "We are not banning air weapons outright but there has to be a legitimate use for them. We do not believe that there should be half a million unlicensed firearms in 21st Century Scotland.
    Unlicensed = unrevenued?


    "We are not consulting on the principle of licensing - this will happen. While our primary concern is for public safety, we do not wish to penalise those who use air weapons responsibly and who can demonstrate a legitimate use for a gun, such as sport shooting or pest control."
    Don't wish to penalise? What, not even slightly, on a financial level?? Go on - force yourselves!! You KNOW you WANT TO...
    What will the penalties be then? Fines, prison, time in a re-education centre (Gulag)?



    Mr MacAskill said the licensing regime for air weapons represented "an important first step towards devolving all powers on firearms to the Scottish Parliament, something I will continue to lobby the UK government for".
    FIRST STEP...Chairman Mao would be proud, he liked first steps too...


    New statistics on firearms offences published earlier this month showed a drop from 647 in 2010-11 to 514 in 2011-12. Of these, 195 involved air weapons.
    Criminal use is falling - but why use facts that are not in support of the regimes emotive argument?
    The Scots NEED the oppressive boot of Marxist/Socialist dogma, lest they wrongly feel that they ARE a free people.
    ...are the occupants of Holyrood on laughing gas or something? Are they so overfed on their expenses-fueled binges that they are halucinating as to what the real problems ARE in Scotland?
    Isn't Edinburgh still the herion capital of Britain....a bit illegal, surely, but hey - as long as a wide boy can make a good book deal/movie career on the back of that ONE minor problem, then it cannot be THAT bad...
    Last edited by saddler; 14-12-2012 at 21:01.

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