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Air Weapons – Know The Facts
Any air weapon can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Air weapons are not toys and can damage property, frighten, injure or even kill people.
Aberdeen City Council has developed a new leaflet to help raise awareness about:
- the law in relation to air weapons;
- to discourage the misuse of air weapons;
- ensure that young people, their parents and adults who use air weapons know the dangers and legal requirements involved;
- and to encourage the public to report any misuse to Grampian Police.
You can download a copy of the Know the Facts Leaflet from the link on the right.
Air Weapon Owners
Don't guess the law if you are unsure what your responsibilities are please contact Grampian Police who will be happy to discuss this with you.
To find out more about your responsibilities in relation to air weapons please visit the following websites:
- The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) Scotland
- The Scottish Government Firearms Information
While there are many responsible air weapon users there are a minority who use air weapons inappropriately and in doing so are breaking the law. It is important that any misuse is reported to the police immediately.
You can report any incidents to Grampian Police on 0845 600 5700 or by text on 07739 93 44 44.
You can also contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
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