Applying for a licence(Scotland)

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  1. Andytd

    Andytd New Member

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    So finally got round to applying for my license, have paid my fee and will apparently be hearing from the police shortly to arrange a home visit, any one else had one if these visits? What is the normal order of things? I've got my security all set up to show where the guns will be securely stired but not sure what else I need to be prepared for, any advice would be appreciated chaps...
     
  2. Scottish Biker

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    Only have AWL & didn’t have home visit.
    I take it you’ve applied for FAC?
     
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    No just the awl buddy
     
  4. Ceathreamhnan

    Ceathreamhnan WHFTA Champion 2013

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    I have not heard of anybody having home visits by the police for air weapon certificates in Scotland.
    I would speculate they would only do this if you put on your form that you had many children and flimsy cupboards. Bear in mind that the law only requires you to take ‘reasonable precautions’ to prevent the air guns falling into the hands of minors; the locked cupboard is the most quoted.
    Afaik people have only been denied AWCs for reasons of recent criminal convictions or ‘medical reasons’.
     
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    Ceathreamhnan WHFTA Champion 2013

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    There is a Scottish forum you could ask the same question at and might get more response, at Scottishairgunner.com. You have to register to see most of it but worthwhile.
     
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  6. Andytd

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    Not gonna lie, this has me concerned.
     
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    Peter M Cantankerous primate

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    I can't be the only one who reads the "hairgunner" part of that web address.
     
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  8. Scottish Biker

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    It is just you!
     
  9. ronnie

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    Had mine from start. First one only lasted 18 months. renewed last year no problems and no home visit. Think they only visit if they have any concerns. Took about 2 months for certification.
     
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  10. nudge it just a little

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    It may not be specifically you but the area you live in statistically in relation to break ins or crimes
     
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  11. madplinker

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    I have had a certification from the beginning never had a home visit. I do not have young children living with me.
    Only people who have been refused is on medical history or criminal record.
     

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