HC Deb 10 March 1881 vol 259 c774

MR. CALLAN moved for leave to bring in a Bill to regulate, and in some cases to prohibit, the carrying of Arms in England and Scotland. He explained that the object of the Bill was, in the first place, to impose special licences for carrying arms, and to require any person possessing arms for the suspected purpose of committing an offence to obtain a licence from a magistrate of the district; and, secondly, to render penal the carrying of arms by any person holding a ticket-of-leave, or by any person who has been convicted of any offence accompanied by violence against person or property.

Motion agreed to. Bill to regulate and in certain cases prohibit the carrying of Arms in England and Scotland, ordered to be brought in by Mr. CALLAN and Mr. MARTIN. Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 109.]