I am wanting to apply for a variation to get a centerfire, currently have a shotgun licence and a .22 rimfire on an FAC. I have held both since i was 18, i am now 21. Unfortunately 2 years ago when i was at college i was given a caution for theft. We had been out drinking just like everyone dose at college. When we got back to campus we got up to some mischief. Me and 3 other friends were caught tipping up one of those vending machines containing mars bars and the like, due to the exsessive alcohol conumption we never realised there was cctv watching us. This all happened on campus and i still cant belive the need for the college to call the police over such a trivial matter. Anyway the police turned up on campus a week later to hand out the cautions. At the time i wasn't sure what it all ment as far as FAC's are concerned. At first i didnt think we were even being charged with anything but with hindsight i would not have accepted the caution. I even told the policeman who was issuing it that i held an FAC and asked if it would cause any problems 'oh no, i wouldn't think so, not for a small thing like this. Just sign the paper and that'l be the last you here of it'. Well i'v recently been doing some research and it seems it is quite a problem because in the eyes of the law i am now a convicted thieff and i am very angry about the way in which the whole thing was dealt with.
Now i want to apply for a variation but i'm reluctent to do so because i will have to declare the caution. If i do this, is there a chance I will then get my FAC revoked and my guns taken away? At the moment i dont think my local police know about the caution because it was from a different police force; Grampian Police and i am with Northern Constabulary.