Following pressure from the BASC, the delayed statistics on Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms in Scotland for 2013-14 have now been published – and reveal airgun crime represents just 0.06% of overall crime!
Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill
The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill begins its Stage Two consideration and scrutiny by the Local Government and Regeneration Committee in Holyrood on Wednesday – and the BASC has been working to help develop amendments which might make the proposed legislation more workable
While some consider airgun licensing in Scotland to be a ‘done deal’, the Stage One debate on 23rd April has failed to secure support from all parties in the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood because of lack of evidence…
The new First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has sacked the Scottish Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill, from her Cabinet. Will the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill now have a better chance of achieving a more democratic outcome?