SB 14-84 Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: Air Weapons

The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 14 May 2014 by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill MSP. The Bill is to be considered by the Local Government and Regeneration Committee.  

The Bill seeks to make provision for the licensing and regulation of air weapons; to amend the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005; and to amend and extend the the licensing provisions of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. This briefing looks at the proposals for a licensing scheme for air weapons in Scotland, examining the main provisions of that part of the Bill and highlighting a number of key issues raised by stakeholders.

A further SPICe briefing Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: Local Government Licensing considers the other local government licensing provisions within the Bill.


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Published: 13 November 2014

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