ScotGov to launch public consultation

Discussion in 'UK Airgun Law' started by teratopside, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. teratopside

    teratopside New Member

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    After over a years collaboration between SARPA,STSF, BASC, GTA, BSSC and the other shooting bodies who made it onto the Scottish Firearms Consultative Panel the executive are about to release their proposals to public consultation.

    We have done our utmost to present all aspects of legitimate airgun use and the law abiding nature of the vast majority of airgun users.
    We can only hope that our input and the continuing decline in airgun crime (Down 70% in 5 years) has been heeded and taken into consideration in drafting the document.


    SARPA and many other organisations will have a chance to respond to the proposal and continue our efforts to defend our right to shoot.

    The consultation will go on release on Friday and can be found here next week.
    Http://home.scotland.gov.uk/home

    Regards
    Graham Ellis
    SARPA


    SCOTTISH AIR RIFLE AND PISTOL ASSOCIATION
    SARPA is an Association of Scottish Clubs and Individuals with the Common Aim of Promoting
    Airgun Disciplines and Defending our Right to Pursue Them.


    www.sarpa.org.uk
    info@sarpa.org.uk
     
  2. killen

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  3. killen

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    Air gun Licensing Scotland - Latest from BASC

    This message is from No to airgun licensing Scotland who started the petition "Scottish Government: To drop all proposals to licence air weapons in Scotland."

    Hi Everyone,

    I'd like to thank everyone again for taking the time to sign this petition it will add a lot of weight to our argument however as we are drawing closer to the closing date for the consultation it is very important that we also get a lot of replies to that sent in, making our feelings quite clear.

    They may try to ignore the petition but they cannot ignore the consultation replies. Please state quite clearly on it, that you are against all forms of licencing and that you reject all of their proposals to add further restrictions.

    It can be completed by E-mail with a guide from the link below. It only takes 5 minutes and can be sent in by anyone not just Scottish residents.

    http://www.basc.org.uk/en/media/key_issues.cfm/cid/660A3BEA-0A85-4F9E-B4A4B7FF3E36033D

    Thank you.
     
  4. poison dwarf

    poison dwarf BANNED

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  5. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    The comments at the end of that youtube clip are probably the most telling.

    From their comments it was pretty clear that there was nothing that could be done to stop airgun licensing being introduced in Scotland, the only influence you might have now is how to best tailor the licensing scheme to minimise the impact of it.

    Although these petitions do seem to being given some consideration, I think any petition that is asking for the scrapping of licensing is largely going to be a waste of time (unfortunately).

    At this stage in the (already lost) game, I think you might be better presenting a petition to drastically reduce the cost and impact of licensing and/or use the money raised by the scheme to increase the number of clubs in Scotland.

    A sad situation :(

    I have taken the time to vote on every one of these petitions and even the consultation questionnaire but I feel that now after watching that clip, there's no way on earth that licensing isn't going to be introduced in Scotland - however pointless and ineffective it's going to be, it would be too much of a political embarrassment to do a u-turn on it. The best we can hope for now is that at least clubs can carry on with business as usual and licensing doesn't present too much cost to shooters.

    p.s. It would appear that they did in fact ignore the consultation results, using the excuse that the 87% of respondents who opposed licensing where clearly people who had an interest in the outcome.. beggars belief doesn't it?
     
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  6. Amac

    Amac Active Member

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    It certainly does Brian. What a disaster. Lets hope that our brothers in the north don't have to jump through too many hoops for their licences. Cant beat living in a truly democratic society, unless of course you happen to be an airgunner living in Scotland.

    Andy
     
  7. Daztilley

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    The scottish government ruling on licensing airguns in scotland will be announced tomorrow - 15/5/2014

    Daz
     
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  10. DEAN C.

    DEAN C. Steyr Convert

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    Interesting reading if a little depressing.

    Face to face sales and virtually the same rules as FAC and Shotgun holders.

    Interesting to note that shotgun and FAC holders will not have to go through the checks as they have already been done. That's a good reason for getting an FAC or shotgun licence then, if you have to go through the same process.
    Looks like clubs have to go for a licence too.

    They might find that the number of FAC's and shotgun certs go up as shooters could decide that they will go for the bigger stuff as well if they have to mess about.
     
  11. KeithW

    KeithW Barn door? Where?

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