Licensing news in Scotland

Discussion in 'News and Results' started by RobF, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. RobF

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  2. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    some interesting points and facts in there!
     
  3. Ceathreamhnan

    Ceathreamhnan WHFTA Champion 2013

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    Sounds like the death of any idea of future National events in Scotland :mad:
     
  4. RobF

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    Oh im sure if there's a will there's a way... never got the chance to tie up shooting and traveling in Scotland, it was always a just a drive up, sleep, shoot, drive home 36 hours.
     
  5. RobF

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    Note proposals

    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/12/5619/downloads

    So that's all pistols and rifles then...

    Kiss goodbye to home practice, or have your home 'cleared'. Seems more restriction on shooting an airgun than FAC.
     
  7. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Is there a way to permit the use of one's air weapon in Scotland, if travelling there to shoot in a competition, if one does not live there and does not have a certificate??
     
  8. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Silliest idea is a single certificate, covers ALL air guns held by that individual.

    Maybe i have read it wrong but one doesn't have to list them or their serial numbers, so effectively defeating the main purpose of the act, attempting to stop unlawful use of air weapons :mad::confused::confused:
     
  9. RobF

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    i think thats to save them paperwork... they know they wont be able to handle it
     
  10. Serengwalia

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    See ss 45 - 51 of the proposals, they intend a system of temporary visitor permits similar to those operating currently in Northern Ireland.

    Holders of GB/NI FAC's or Shotgun certificates will be deemed to satisfy the requirements for issue a "Scottish air weapons visitors permit".

    Holders of an EFP or other appropriate national certificate from other nations may be deemed to satisfy the requirement at the discretion of the Licensing Authority

    Other categories of person will have to show "good reason" such as a formal invitation to shoot or, presumably, a competition entry

    The temporary permit is proposed to last for 3 months and there would be a fee payable. The proposals make reference to the possibility of introducing a "competition" certificate lasting 1 year for "suitably qualified individuals". The fee for this would be higher than the 3 month version.

    The proposals do not specify a level of fee, for any of the proposed certificates, either temporary or permanent.


    So the question is, how long after the consultation period ends and the legislation is enacted in Scotland will we find some Parliamentary sock-puppet seeking to introduce the same South of the Border ?

    Martin
     
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    Oh well, if I'm going to have to go to the bother of applying and pleading my case... I think like everyone else I'll just go the full hog and apply for a bullet gun.

    Good luck trying to process all those applications!
     
  12. rickysdaystate

    rickysdaystate Make Every Shot Count

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    Would applying for this type of license be just as easy/hard as applying for a fac? I.e rimfire?
     
  13. merc350

    merc350 Just wants to shoot...

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    i presume if you have any form of criminal record then there will be little chance.
     
  14. wayne pearce

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    i think evety legal airgun owner should once they have decide to bring in a liceince they should all apply at the same time lets see them deal with 1/2 million application all at once

    poor scotland :eek:o
     
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    Concern

    "While Ministers are very aware of the history of such domestic and hobby shooting,
    the Scottish Government has a wider responsibility for the safety and
    reassurance of the public. The sight of guns in residential areas is no longer
    acceptable. "

    Having bought a house with decent sized garden in a small village in order to shoot at home, I worry that this sort of legislation will come to England. Also wonder what residential area means? Time to move abroad? - Maybe the rules are worse elsewhere?
    Dean
     
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    villiers Self appointed antipimp

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    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    signed, this needs the masses to get behind it in a similar manner as the roal mail fiasco.
     
  18. john sears

    john sears old but not so wise

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    Just voted :)
     
  19. steg

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    And me. Please vote to show there is a large voice who will remember where their votes will go in any future elections.Small pressure groups, howether strong they feel thier cause is , can be persuaded that a small minority of morons will still break the law,restrictions or no restrictions.
    Thiis could also spread to England/Wales in the future if passed in Scotland.
     
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  20. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Signed.......
     

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