The new Scottish law requiring an air weapon certificate is expected to come into force next April (your report, 26 June). Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Wayne Mawson said: “The vast majority of people who own air weapons in Scotland are law-abiding citizens.”
Tory MSP Alex Fergusson cited figures showing air weapon offences represent only 0.06 per cent of all reported crime in Scotland.
There are more deaths and serious injuries caused by dogs.
One could say: “The vast majority of people who own dogs in Scotland are law-abiding citizens” so will there soon be a compulsory dog licence of £80 per dog?