POLICE have arrested two teenagers in connection with an incident in an East Ayrshire town involving an airgun in which several schoolpupils were injured.
A SENIOR police officer has warned of the potential difficulties and costs of introducing licensing for air weapons in Scotland.
A CAMPAIGN warning of the dangers of airguns was launched by police yesterday.
A DEADLY cache of weapons, including a shotgun, handguns and two crossbows, have been seized from organised crime gangs in Edinburgh in a series of raids.
POLICE have issued descriptions of two men after the shooting and stabbing of a customer at an Edinburgh pub.
A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy is being treated in hospital after being shot in the chest with an air rifle.
A THUG who shot two cats in a savage airgun attack has been condemned by the Scottish SPCA for "a disgusting act of cruelty".
THERE have been renewed calls to outlaw airguns after new figures showed they are used in almost three crimes a week in the Lothians.
A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy has died after being shot with an airgun.
WHEN two-year-old Andrew Morton was killed four years ago after being shot with an airgun, there were widespread demands for a crackdown on the deadly weapons.
SCOTTISH ministers vowed yesterday to introduce an outright ban on airguns and tighten the drink-drive limit if, as expected, new law and order powers are transferred to Holyrood in the wake of the Calman Commission report.
A BAN on airguns in Edinburgh is set to be ruled out by council chiefs after they decided it would lead to "legal, political and practical difficulties".
JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill has promised to step up his efforts for tougher controls on airguns.
The director of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (Scotland) discusses Holyrood's attempt to get Westminster's permission for a pilot scheme to restrict the sale of air-guns.
JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill wants Scotland to pilot a UK-wide licensing system for airguns, banning possession for all but a small number who could prove they need the firearms.
MORE than 500,000 air weapons are in circulation in Scotland, a firearms summit heard yesterday.
TWO teenagers have been charged following an airgun shooting spree which saw a woman hit in the back.
A PARKING warden was shot with an air rifle as he ticketed cars, his employer said today.