Air gun con­fu­sion

The Oban Times - - News -

CON­TRA­DICT­ING cam­paigns by the Scot­tish govern­ment and Po­lice Scot­land have left peo­ple con­fused about the law re­gard­ing air guns.

The Air Weapons Li­cens­ing (Scot­land) Reg­u­la­tions 2016, along­side Po­lice Scot­land’s amnesty of air guns, have led to a rise in calls from Coun­try­side Al­liance mem­bers ques­tion­ing where they stand.

Scot­tish Coun­try­side Al­liance direc­tor Jamie Ste­wart said that the li­cens­ing does not come in un­til De­cem­ber 31, 2016.

He con­tin­ued: ‘The Scot­tish Govern­ment should have been much clearer. Any­one who wants to use or own an air gun will be able to ap­ply to Po­lice Scot­land for an air weapon cer­tifi­cate or per­mit from July 1, 2016, which will cover them when the law is in­tro­duced in Jan­uary 2017.’

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