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Thread: A Bit Naughty

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    A Bit Naughty

    Yesterday was speaking to a local farmer (an older gentleman) who has two farms. His FAC was up for renewal and he had submitted his forms. Whilst at the farm away from his home farm he got a call from the FEO re a home visit. He explained that he was away from home and asked about arranging a suitable appointment. FEO asks about calling up now to examine gunsafe and firearm, suggesting that the farmers wife would know where he kept the keys for the safe. Farmer replied that his wife did not know where his safe keys were. A home visit was arranged and the farmer had pulled the FEO up on his question. "Only testing" was the reply.
    Not the first time I have heard of similar tactics.

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    Certainly heard of that before. My current wife is well schooled in the response, I am sorry but my husband is away and I have no access to his cabinets nor any knowledge of where he might keep his keys. I am sure that many of you have the same set up, but I bought an electronic safe with a combination lock and all my keys go in that. So I don't have to worry about hiding keys anywhere. That way there's no point anyone hunting around for them

    C

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    Happened to me when I applied for mine, they asked the same question.

    Two things I was told to when applying.

    1) Don't have the mrs in the house.

    2) Expect a phone call any time. 22:45 I received mine.

    A while back my mate was undergoing his home interview at home. The inspector asked his wife how do you feel about fire arms in the house. She replied "I don't want them in the house like I have already told him"
    Needless to say he was out of the door within 5 minutes and not issuing a licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris J View Post
    My current wife is well schooled in the response, I am sorry but my husband is away and I have no access to his cabinets nor any knowledge of where he might keep his keys.C
    why? she shouldn't know if the keys whereabouts anyway..just having her state she does not know where they are means she 'does', that's not really on either...I for one wouldn't admit to that on the forum which is reportedly spied on by the cops anyhow!....

    as for 'current' wife,,,did the old one pull the trick Weeman refers to? LOL

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    You're missing the point. She DOESN'T know where the keys are. The idea is that instead of saying, well I don't know but I 'll have a good root around if you like, I have told her that if asked the truthful answer is, I don't know. As she doesn't read this forum, she's unlikely to see that they are in the safe. Open forum or not, I haven't said anything out of turn. My Missus has no access nor knowledge of the whereabouts of my keys and I have instructed her to say so. In any case saying whatever she says, she has no access to the keys and that as far as I am concerned rules out any likely charge from the Police. Knowing where they are but not being able to get them is what I'd still consider to be secure, no?

    As long as she wants to remain my current wife of course.

    Chris
    Last edited by Chris J; 06-12-2012 at 15:34. Reason: speeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris J View Post
    As long as she wants to remain my current wife of course.

    Chris
    ha ha ha,,indeed :-)

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    I am sorry but comments like that from the FLO would receive a swift phone call to the Firearm's manager.

    I believe that is referred to as entrapment:

    "When a police officer induces a person to commit an offence that the person would otherwise have been unlikely to commit"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    II believe that is referred to as entrapment:

    "
    which is acceptable if Catherine Zeta Jones is the arresting officer

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    I don't see why a wife shouldn't know where the keys are.
    If you're in the sort of relationship where you have to keep secrets from one another, then it's probably time to end it.

    The rules just say "prevent access by unauthorised people". Doesn't give a definition of what is "unauthorised".
    If I'm outside I can come to the door and authorise my wife to fetch a gun from the cabinet for me, to save me taking my wellies off etc and walking through the house.
    This doesn't mean she has access to the keys - they might be in my pocket.
    My wife has a SGC and I have both SGC & FAC. Our guns are stored in same cabinet (although my rifle bolt and ammunition are stored elsewhere), and this hasn't caused any raised eyebrows.

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    authorised means having an FAC, so in theory she should not have access to your rifles unless like you say she as access to the same cabinet. my undestanding was you needed trigger locks to have joint access, not just bolt/ammo storage separately, but I'm not 100% sure of this rule..

    However, if she does not have access to your bolt and ammo, having her come to the door to hand you a rifle wouldn't be much use, unless she also had access to those items, which, you cannot legally give her access to by 'authorising' her. I wouldn't want to have an officer randomly coming down the driveway seeing that happen, unlikely as it may be.

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