Yesterday was speaking to a local farmer (an older gentleman) who has two farms. His FAC was up for renewal and he had submitted his forms. Whilst at the farm away from his home farm he got a call from the FEO re a home visit. He explained that he was away from home and asked about arranging a suitable appointment. FEO asks about calling up now to examine gunsafe and firearm, suggesting that the farmers wife would know where he kept the keys for the safe. Farmer replied that his wife did not know where his safe keys were. A home visit was arranged and the farmer had pulled the FEO up on his question. "Only testing" was the reply.
Not the first time I have heard of similar tactics.