Due to it making economic sense, my father will be purchasing a student house for my use in Manchester for next year. As such this presents the opportunity for me to potentially have my shotgun up with me. Now, ordinarily this wouldn't be an issue, I shoot with the university team twice a month, and do competitions regularly, so I have the requisite good reason. However, I have already got a certificate held with west mercia for my guns currently, and obviously I want to retain this. This leads me to the question; does anyone currently hold certificates with multiple licensing authorities? What is the procedure? Do I just apply with GMP as a new applicant, or should i notify them that I already have a cert with W. Mercia? Does anyone know where I stand legally with registering my clay gun with 2 authorities or of any issue with having guns at what is effectively my term time address (although as i also shoot clays at home, the gun is likely to come home with me instead of being left) or in a shared house with non certificate holding friends?
My current thoughts are that there shouldn't be an issue with sharing the house, as it is just the same as having guns in a house where you live with a girlfriend or family members, and that the fact that I only live there for 30 odd weeks of the year is no different than granting a cert to someone who works offshore or abroad, but as for the other questions, I have no idea.