Been awaiting my renewal of my SGC for over 3 months whilst checks made on my health etc and on Saturday i had to put my shotguns into an RFD to hold at a cost to me Due to awaiting certificate for so long that it actually ran out yesterday.
1. How does anybody else deal with this type of issue, have you asked for a section 7 temp certificate?
2. Signed over your shotgun(s) to a friend as i have heard of this being done?
I would not have thought of Police Scotland (Strathclyde) having serious issues with Renewals as all of my variations etc had been done very quickly but i was left with no other choice but to place in the safe custody of the RFD that i usually go to or Pc Plod turning up on my doorstep due to their own inefficiencies and possibly arresting me for being in charge of 2 shotguns that i had no certificate for.
Surely in this day and age of electronic knowledge, it would be a simple transaction, like when they take your money to start the procedures in the first place!
I used a copy of a letter and added some other details (asking for the letter to be placed in my Medical File, Where it can easily be seen for all other Police Enquires) from another link on The Stalking Directory about the type of information that they can request from my Doctor as the last time they asked some very inappropriate questions that under The Home Offices own guidelines my own Gp should have asked his own questions to the validity of the intrusion of my medical records and being asked to give his own thoughts about me holding any Certificates.