Scottish airgun licensing nears
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.