I wonder if I could pick your collective brains.....
the story so far:
Applied for Firearms licence on 4th August; as I currently hold a shotgun certificate valid until October 2016 and was asking for an issue of FAL along with renewal of SGC to be made co-terminous, I took the option of sending a signed photocopy of the SGC in with my application.
I was interviewed at home on 22nd September by a couple of PCs from our local station.
On 9th November I was emailed and asked to return my current SGC (valid until October next year) before "your new certificates can be issued". I handed it in that evening.
As of today (postie has just been) I still have not received either licence or certificate.
In my gun cupboard I have my 2 shotguns, as well as a few dozen cartridges in the ammo safe.
I have been asked to go shooting with a friend in Yorkshire over Christmas.
Where the heck do I stand with no SGC? Am I allowed to travel/visit someone else's land/shoot without a shotgun certificate? (my friend would be able to buy me more cartridges)
Am I even allowed to hold my guns at home?
Have Police Scotland made me a 'gun criminal'?
Is there any way of speeding the rozzers up?
Thanks for your views