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Shotgun Certificate Renewal......

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Storcky, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. Cammie1314

    Cammie1314 Doric spikkin teuchter

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    I'm in the process of a renewal up here. It was all done on the phone and email pictures of guns, ammo, serial nos and security plus the forms. I happen to know the FEO as I have worked with him over many years but I got a good grilling over mental health issues and my domestic situation. I was asked multiple times about stress as he knows what I do. The police really have thing about stress at the moment. Seems a tad harsh about having to give up your guns just because you said you were a bit stress over Covid and employment. The police are looking for ANY excuse to claw back licences. £42 for doctors report up here (NHS)
  2. Robin

    Robin Engaging Member

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    My renewed certificate came through last week, 1st time I had to get a GP note, so paid the £36 and collected it only to find stress was mentioned on there, two occurrences, one in 2017 and then another in 2019, 1st one was when a third of the workforce was put under consultation and then made redundant, the other when my son's girlfriend died after going for a dodgy medical procedure in Turkey - both times explainable stress, but GP had noted it and its on the record, but my GP also said he would fully support my application.

    form went to the FEO so he gave me a call, asked me to fill in the details surrounding the record, was understanding and thought that was sufficient reason to be noted, but then told me the renewal certificate was being sent out.

    I don't think anyone can really say they are stress free these days.. anyway shared my experience that, just because stress is noted, if it is explainable it is not an instant no.
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  3. Dibob

    Dibob Well-Known Member

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    Currently my renewal is ongoing with GMP, ticket expires in March, got renewal letter in Oct, all done online including GP form (at the eye watering cost of £100) in Nov, had a letter last week saying they won't be able to process my renewal within their timeframe so they've extended my tickets expiration date until May. I know GMP haven't been taking any new applications since the pandemic started, but renewals are still being processed, just going to have to sit this one out!

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