New gun law now in force.TOUGH new rules on the sale of airguns will be in place from today.
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Shops who sell airguns must now be registered firearms This is an extensive list of small arms — pistol, machine gun, grenade launcher, anti-tank rifle — that includes variants.
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Dealers will also have to record buyers' personal details and the type of weapon they have bought.
The legal age to buy an airgun will also go up from 17 to 18 - also applying to crossbows.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill (born 28 April 1958) is an Scottish National Party politician, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh since 2007. said: "Scottish communities have been crying out for action to rid their streets of weapons."
Firearms laws are made by the UK Parliament and the rules are part of Westminster's Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006.