Firearms Offences

firearmFirearms are strictly controlled in Scotland

The use, possession and distribution of firearms is strictly controlled in Scotland by the Firearms Act 1968. Amongst others, it is an offence to;

  • Possess a firearm without the required licence
  • Recklessly discharge a firearm
  • Carry an air weapon or any other firearm (whether loaded or not) in a public place without reasonable excuse
  • Sell or let on hire a firearm or ammunition of any other description to a person under the age of seventeen

“In many areas throughout the North of Scotland, a firearm is an essential part of people’s livelihood. Whether it’s for pest control, sporting reasons or use through employment, many people have a legitimate reason to possess a firearm.”

Should you find yourself charged with a firearms offence, it is crucial that you contact us to book a free consultation with one of our solicitors for advice on how to deal with the charge you are facing.