Registered Firearms Dealer

There is no real change for Registered Firearms Dealers other than to sell air weapons in Scotland after the 30th of December 2016, the buyer must be able to produce and air weapon certificate. Any sales of air weapons do not need to be notified to Police as is the way with firearms and shotguns.  

CAN I BUY AIR WEAPONS IN ENGLAND WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE AND BRING THEM TO SCOTLAND?

If you possess air weapons in Scotland after the 30th of December 2016 and do not possess and air weapon certificate, (unless in very specific circumstances) you are committing and offence and face imprisonment and a fine, or both.   

WHAT IS THE LAW SURROUNDING BUYING AIR WEAPONS IN ENGLAND THROUGH A REGISTERED FIREARMS DEALER AND THEN BRINGING THEM TO SCOTLAND?

If you can purchase air weapons legally under an air weapon certificate, there is no issue with this.  

CAN I BUY AIR WEAPONS BEFORE THE NEW LEGISLATION COMES IN ON 31 DECEMBER?

There is nothing to stop you purchasing air weapons in the interim period. The legislation does not come into force until the 31st of December 2016. 

DO I HAVE TO NOTIFY POLICE WHEN I BUY OR SELL AN AIR WEAPON? 

No, there is no requirement in the same way as there is for firearms and shotguns.