I was reading the parliamentary paper about how much more it costs the police (i.e. the tax payer) for them to process SGC & FAC grants, variations & renewals then we the applicant pay with our fee. Having just got my SGC & FAC after 4 months due to the police being over worked with renewals and too under staffed to cope, it suddenly came to me.
If I broke the law the police would come and take my guns away
If my mental state was of concern my doctor (who is notified by the police that I have guns) would call the police and they would take my guns away.
so why do I have to pay for the privilege for them to waste time and money to come around to my house every 5 years to drink my tea & eat my biscuits?
I have been approved to possess shotguns & firearms so why not leave it at that until they have been notified that I am no longer fit to do so?
They can get on with variations and grants and to me that makes sense!
If anyone has any thoughts on this matter please comment as I want opinions as long as they are not stupid or offensive.