I just thought i'd share my recent experiences-
Following a recent renewal of both certificates, I was pleased when all my requests were met.
I then bought another cabinet for additional stowage and asked if the FLO could come back and check the additional stowage. On arrival the FLO introduced himself and a colleague. I showed them the new cabinet and location and it was met with their approval. Great I thought until one officer then cautioned me for making a false declaration on the renewal forms, regarding any medical conditions.
I was questioned and a statement was taken, clarification was sought for medical conditions from over twenty years ago !
All I can say is put everything on the form, even completely irrelevant stuff like 'having an in growing toe nail'. (Nothing is irrelevent it would seem)
I appreciate that the Police need to carry out thorough checks on applicants but having to remember and record everything Iíve ever visited the GP for!
This is my third renewal for my Firearms licence and Iíve seen the GP several times over the last 15 years for various minor ailments, Just wish Iíd listed them on the form now.
So, I now have to wait and see if Iím charged with the offence (and my licence is revoked). Or receive a caution and retain my licences.
So much for doing what I thought was the right thing and requesting an additional inspection. It will be a very nervous few days wait !
Anyone else had similar experiences ?