This gives pest controlers on landfill sites, farm land, golf courses, forresty lands a better chance of using these lesser powered weapons, without taking the more serious powered weapons near to public areas and lesser risk of any form of accidents happening.
As the law stands, all air weapons are on the same licensing procedure as any live round weapon. If you apply for a high powered air rifle and are granted the license, then this now gives you entitlement to buy in excess of a 7.62 round which is the same as the kalashnikov, even our own armed services only shoot with a Nato 5.56 round.
It is madness to have this easy step into live round weapons from something so simple but dangerous as an Air Rifle.
Please, re catogorize Air Weapons and give them their own license and classification.