See this thread for links to guidance - http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...by-Home-Office
Updated New guidance has been published by the Home Office and Chapter 13 (Good reason) makes the AOLQ conditon official. Police forces should not longer argue against ACPO advice letters nor can they say guidance doesn't allow.
13.9 says "Once initial "good reason" has been established for the possession of a firearm, there is no requirement for "good reason" to be demonstrated for additional quarry species or amendments providing the firearms are not underpowered for the species (see also paragraph 13.17). A cartridge should be capable of achieving a humane kill, and it is the responsibility of the shooter to ensure that any excess energy will be absorbed by the backstop. The "any other lawful quarry" condition should be applied. If an applicant is suitable to hold a firearm certificate and is deemed safe to do so, there is no requirement to restrict the quarry they shoot by the use of conditions."
Additonally notes to the chapter 13 calibre chart nows say:
"Note that the absence of a calibre in the table below should not preculude it being considered by the police. The purpose of this table is as a guide to establish intital "good reason".
Paragraphs 13.9 and 13.16-13.18 should be read in conjunction with this table."