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Old 8th March 2011, 08:06 AM
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Thumbs up Airgun law devolution blocked

The SNP have expressed their disappointment after Labour MPs voted with the Tories to block the transfer of control over the most dangerous air weapons to the Scottish Parliament.

An SNP amendment to the Scotland Bill,... was defeated by 392 votes to 8 as Labour joined the Liberal Democrats and the Tories.
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Old 8th March 2011, 09:26 AM
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Looks like a bit of good news.
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Old 8th March 2011, 09:32 AM
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Maybe they considered what they would have had to put in place in terms of border controls had this been allowed.

Customs inspection on every intercity train from London to Glasgow?
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Old 8th March 2011, 09:40 AM
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The Devolution of sub 12 FPE air rifles is still very much on the card.

The original Calman Report wanted total control over Firearms devolving to Scotland. This was turned down point blank by Westminster. The Calman Report was then modified to just request control over sub 12 FPE rifles (6 FPE pistols). The SNP in Holyrood agreed. Wishart was trying to move an amendment to again get control of all firearms legislation. Geoffry Clifton-Brown was putting forward an amendment from BASC that no legislation was devolved. Both amendments failed and the original clause stood.

This can yet be changed as passage of the Bill continues.

If Wishart had got his way it looked like there would not be a gun left in Scotland.
As it is, it does look like the control of lower powered airguns will be transferred to Scotland and there is no way they will not use this new power.

Unfortunately it's looking like at best Scottish airgunners will have more hoops to jump through.

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