Airguns amnesty nets 12,500 weapons
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Airguns amnesty nets 12,500 weapons

Crossbows, rifles and pistols dating back to World War 2 are among thousands of air weapons surrendered during a police amnesty.

Police Scotland said 11,569 weapons were handed in during a three-week amnesty with more than 1,000 handed in since then.

New laws will come into effect in December which will mean anyone with an airgun, crossbow or rifle, must have a licence for it.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said it is the first step in making Scotland's streets safer.

  • 21 Jun 2016