HC Deb 20 March 1928 vol 215 c193
14. Mr. HAYES

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether there have been any prosecutions during the past 12 months in Scotland under the Firearms Act, 1920, in connection with the sale and possession of so-called toy pistols and revolvers; and, if so, with what result?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

According to my information during the past 12 months there were two such prosecutions. One of the offenders was admonished, and the other, who was charged with breach of the peace by discharging a loaded firearm and being in possession of a firearm without a certificate, was sentenced to three months imprisonment.


Does the law in Scotland enable a person who purchases firearms in this country to proceed beyond the border without running the risk of being arrested?


I could not answer that question without notice.