Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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The licence application process for anyone with an air weapon is now open.

From July 1 anyone with an air weapon can apply for a licence which must be obtained before the new legislation making the guns illegal to have without one comes into force after December 31, 2016.

In the recent Air Weapon Surrender Campaign run by Police Scotland a total of 13,500 weapons were handed in.

ACC Mark Williams said: "I'm delighted with the response so far from the public and would once again like to thank those responsible members of the public who handed in their unwanted air weapons.

"Whilst the formal surrender campaign has ended, I'd urge anyone who still wishes to surrender an air weapon to hand it in at any police station as soon as possible. There is advice on our web-site about how to safely transport the weapon I would ask members of the public to refer to it before setting off."

Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, said: “I would urge anybody with an air weapon to stay on the right side of the law and apply to Police Scotland for a certificate straight away. Don’t put it off.

“We saw from Police Scotland’s surrender campaign that thousands of people did the right thing by handing in their unwanted weapon to stations across the country.

“The new law is a means of ensuring people can use air weapons in a regulated way without compromising public safety, so if you know anybody who owns or uses an air weapon, remind them to apply for a licence.”

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