By Dean WeingartenBy Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- 11 years ago in Scotland, in 2005, a drug addict murdered a 2 year old boy with an air rifle. Killing someone with the power limited air rifles in the UK is extremely rare. Anti-gun activists used this event to impose licensing of even the underpowered airguns allowed in the UK. The licensing will only apply in Scotland. In the rest of the UK, air rifles will continue to be available over the counter.
An amnesty was scheduled to allow people to turn in airguns to be destroyed. No compensation was given. Over 12,000 were turned in to be destroyed. There is no reason to destroy the airguns except as a propaganda message that airguns are bad and should be turned in to the police. The airguns turned in are likely worth upwards of a million dollars.
This will make it a criminal offence to have an air weapon without a licence or a permit.
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