While Scotland may technically be a part of the United Kingdom, it operates almost as an entirely separate entity from England. And something that separate government is thinking about doing is instituting a licensing scheme for air guns. According to the BBC, this has been met with some resistance — to the tune of an 87% opposition.
From the BBC:
Under the proposed new scheme, anyone wanting to own an air gun would need to demonstrate they had a legitimate reason for doing so.
A total 87% of respondents rejected the idea – with some describing it as “draconian” and “heavy-handed”.
Naturally, the BBC then went on to use the rest o the article to illustrate that 6% of people thought the regulations “didn’t go far enough” and outlining the isolated incidents that prompted those responses as if they were widespread and pervasive.