Scottish shooting groups are urging their members to respond to a consultation on the introduction of licensing for the country’s half a million airguns.

The Scottish Government has long stated its support for a licensing scheme for low-powered airguns “needed for a legitimate purpose”, but stresses that there are no proposals to introduce a ban on all airguns.

However, both BASC and the Countryside Alliance Scotland believe that licensing is unnecessary and could be costly and difficult to administer.

A statement by the two organisations said: “It is estimated and accepted by the Scottish Government that there are half a million low-powered airguns in Scotland.

The rest of this article appears in the 2nd January issue of Shooting Times.

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