Proposals for Licensing Air Weapons in Scotland: An Analysis of Consultation Responses

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ISBN9781782567653
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJuly 19, 2013

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Dawn Griesbach
Alison Platts
Griesbach & Associates

ISBN 978 1 78256 765 3 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 14505

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Contents

Executive Summary

1 Introduction and background
Background
The consultation
Approach to the analysis
Structure of the report

2 Response to the consultation
How responses were received
Number of responses received and those included in the analysis

3 Top-line findings

4 Respondents' reasons for disagreeing with the Scottish Government's proposals
Opposition to licensing in principle
Support for stricter regulation

5 Defining an air weapon
Definition of air weapons to be included in the licensing scheme
Ammunition

6 Legitimate use
Legitimate use
Restrictions on where air weapons can be used

7 Licensing administration
Views on licensing administration
Other issues raised by respondents

8 Age limits
Reasons for opposing the proposed lower age limit of 18
Supervision
Exemptions

9 Fees
Views about fees
Level of fees

10 Visitor permits, checks and fees
Views on the proposed levels of checks on applicants for a visitor permit
Views on the duration of visitor permits
Views about permits for competition shooters

11 Hand-in arrangements
Hand-in period
Late hand-in of air weapons
Temporary permits

12 Enforcement and penalties
Opposition to penalties in line with those for shotgun offences
Support for penalties in line with those for shotgun offences
Enforcement issues
Discussion of current arrangements for enforcement and penalties

13 Spreading the message
The target audience
Campaign routes and methods
The nature of the campaign
Education and training

Annex 1: Consultation questions

Annex 2: List of organisational respondents

Annex 3: Respondents' reasons for disagreeing with the Scottish Government's proposals
Opposition to licensing in principle
Support for stricter regulation