We are always going on as to how hard it is to get a Firearms Certificate in this country and we always moan about some of the conditions imposed, this is a glimpse of the other side of the coin.
So, I am not going to go into the reasons, but my youngest son is in South America. Been there a long while now with no indication he is coming back, can't say I blame him I did the same thing a while back.
So, my youngest son has been caught with "excessive armament" and a deal was struck where he would do the "Security" test and they would then allow him his guns back. He reported back last night and this is the part of his email that pertained to that exam, unchanged:
hahah i did my fire arms tests today! HOLY **** i wouldnt give 80% of the group a spoon never mind a gun!
how can a SECURITY guard fail 3 times on a test with 20 questions thatsall multiple choice and they a virtually giving you the answers!
and as for the practical. the target is a WHOLE sheet of A4 you can hit it ANYWHERE as long as you hit. you get 10 rounds .22 cal and you can miss 3if you get 5 or 6 on the sheet you get 10 more!!
WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST EXPERIENCE?!?! that was all the test 20 questions and 10 rounds about 6 foot away at a a4 paper with .22 cal 6" barrel!!
AND PEOPLE FAILED HOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh and my crazy doctor test to see if im twisted crazy was 35$ with some random guy in a car who filled it all out asked my age and if my parents where still alive and signed. all done??
now to do digital signature with the bank and get my guns back.
The digital signature is a digital impression of your fingerprint and has to be done at the Banco National - because the Police there still use ink and paper and the Bank are the only institute with the technology. Guess it's about money?
And the psychological evaluation is a pass if you get your age, date of birth and place of birth right!