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    New Airgun laws in scotland?

    Hey all

    Just been hearing on the news that the Scottish government wants to introduce a licence for airguns?

    Is there any fellow Scottish airgunners on here foresee this as a pain in the arse?

    At a time where the police are facing cuts how are they going to afford to keep airgunners in check?

    I understand there is total arseholes out there who own airguns who are spoiling it for use but do we really have to be classed the same as folk who own true firearms?

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    Re: New Airgun laws in scotland?

    There goes the spud gun!

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    Re: New Airgun laws in scotland?

    its a nonsense, same as

    1: drinking in public places ban.
    2: smoking ban.
    3: minimum pricing on alcohol.

    why the4 government has to control every little detail of our life, i don't know...

    great to live in a free country lol

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    Re: New Airgun laws in scotland?

    If they can kill in the wrong hands then yes i agree with the controls.

    Just watching CNN on the masacre in America . yet another ****1n nutter with a gun killing 20 kids and 6 adults in a school. Its like Dunblane all over again

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    Re: New Airgun laws in scotland?

    weather they get banned or not.. its like drugs if you want them bad enough you will get some 1 selling them.. but i agree they should be a ban

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    Re: New Airgun laws in scotland?

    Why should there be a ban on airguns? I use mine for pest control

    I know this doesn't affect everyone one but since they banned fox hunting there has been a huge increase in foxes roaming the streets in my area causing damage...tearing bins apart which then increases the amount of mice and rats etc

    If something is going to be banned they need to think of the concesquences before rushing such a thing through, to me a ban on airguns, .177 or .22 makes absolutely no sense

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    New Airgun laws in scotland?

    Quote Originally Posted by MFCGAVMFC View Post

    I know this doesn't affect everyone one but since they banned fox hunting there has been a huge increase in foxes roaming the streets in my area causing damage...tearing bins apart which then increases the amount of mice and rats etc
    Which proves the point that they were only hunted for pure bloodlust and not for all the made up reasons the supporters were claiming or they'd still be trapping and destroying foxes to keep the population down but that's another story

    But back on topic I do agree with you, what's the point in banning air guns seems pretty stupid, I still have my air pistol and it'll remain that way.
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    Re: New Airgun laws in scotland?

    i hold a firearms and shotgun licence and yes i do think air guns need to come under some type of licence just to keep some kind of control over who has them and where there are going ,if you know you name is link to a gun trust me you will be a lot more careful who you pass this gun on to
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    Re: New Airgun laws in scotland?

    In Northern Ireland, air rifles are classed as a firearm and you have to hold a FAC to own one, and even then it's only up to 12ft/lbs for most people.
    You used to have to have your FAC recorded when you bought he single tin of pellets that you were allowed to own at any one time.
    I lost my FAC when the farmer that owned the land that I had permission to shoot on sold up to developers. So I had to get rid of my 12 bore that I shot pigeons and ducks with, as well as my trusty.22 Webley Vulcan that was only ever used for plinking in my garden.



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