ACPO's lead on firearms licensing Chief Constable Andy Marsh has written to strategic firearms licensing staff about the way in which they conduct contact with General Practitioners (GP's). BASC welcomes advice that there "should not be a blanket policy of requesting medical reports simply because a declaration has been made."
BASC does not support demands for medical reports after every medical declaration. We are also opposed to fees being met by the applicant, GP involvement in the process is for the benefit of wider public safety and that cost should be met by the public purse. BASC continues to liaise with medical professionals, ACPO and the Home Office to find better solutions for certificate holders. Full details are available on this webpage - http://www.basc.org.uk/en/department...tment-news.cfm