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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04705: Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 15 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether air weapons that are attached to stalls at funfairs will be exempt from the provisions of the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 23 November 2016

If the air weapon or weapons can fire a missile with a muzzle energy above 1 joule but below 12 foot pounds (or 6 foot pounds for an air pistol) they are not exempt. The person who is in charge of the guns must have an air weapon certificate, and the event organiser must have a permit for the particular event. If both are in place, then any person can use the guns at the event.