Sunday, February 28, 2016

Scotland Is Registering Air Guns

From The National:
AIRGUN owners have been given six months to get a licence for their weapons before strict new laws come into force at the end of the year.

The Scottish Government pledged to introduce the licensing scheme following the death of Glasgow toddler Andrew Morton, who was killed by an airgun in 2005.

The two-year-old died after being hit on the head with an airgun pellet near his home in the Easterhouse area of the city on March 2.

It is estimated that there are about 500,000 unlicensed air weapons in Scotland.

It will be a criminal offence to have an air weapon without a licence or permit from December 31, 2016.


  1. There are airguns that are as dangerous as low-power firearms. During the Napoleonic wars, the Austrian army fielded the Girandoni air rifle, which was "effective (deadly?) to approximately 125 yards on a full air reservoir."

    It was also a repeater, and because it was silent, was attacked as against "the laws of war".