But it nevertheless is Guidance from the Home Office.but it is only guidance
Maybe you're not up to speed with the Authorised Professional Practice from the College of Policing?but it is only guidance
Ditto here in Devon & Cornwall after a renewal that saw some unwarranted changes made to my FAC. Spelling it out step-by-step with detailed reference to the HO Guidance reverted it back to it's correct state. I understand that staff changes in the FLD have removed a great deal of experience, which might not bode well for others with similar 'unusual' requirements - unless they can support their applications.Yes..I used the HO Guidelines to good effect to have conditions removed on the granting and use of a 9.3 x 62 with expanding ammo for deer in Dorset.
So follow the guidelines as if they were law then we can't go far wrong. The reason I started the original post was that I suspect very few people have actually read and digested it properly. Me included until recently!Home office guidelines are only guidelines, the same as health and safety guidelines, but and its a big but , if you or the police fail to follow the guidelines, then the full force of the law can be used to ensure you follow them, as they will be the main evidence used to argue the case of negligence, by the third party, ( you or the police).
Yoda, your OP was absolutely right but got short shrift initially. It happens.Has anyone on SD read the above?
I know they are only guidelines and not law, but most questions on here can be answered by reading them.