As my FAC was due for renewal on the 8th of August, and due to my divorce and changes of address, things have not gone quite as smoothly as I would have liked. But today I had my visit from the local FEO (Andy) and very helpful he was too.
The only bugbear to me was that he told me that West Mercia Constabulary want to withdraw the Any Other Lawful Quarry condition on my FAC. I was told it was due to a legal case being pursued in the courts at the moment. Does anyone know of this case?
I suggested to him that conditioning my firearm for AOLQ was much easier than listing every quarry item that I could legally take with my rifles. That it had been introduced to save the Firearms Department work, and that I needed to be able to shoot a magpie/crow/fox with all of my rifles as well as deer, providing of course that there was a safe shot. He wrote, "Not Happy" on the form!
It will be interesting to find out the cause of this.