1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Spent criminal convictions

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by neiled, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. neiled

    neiled Donator

    Messages:
    2,779
    Likes Received:
    1,134
    Location:
    Wrexham
    OK I have to ask a rather embarrassing question about "spent criminal convictions" and applying for an air rifle FAC as I was a bit of a lad in my youth and got in trouble for fighting a couple of times which ended up with me going to magistrates court and being convicted so will this automatically mean me being refused a FAC even though this was over 26 years ago and I've had no further convictions since then save for a couple of speeding tickets?
     
  2. LuckySniper

    LuckySniper Busy Member

    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Selby
    You may be ok. Just be honest on the application
     
  3. neiled

    neiled Donator

    Messages:
    2,779
    Likes Received:
    1,134
    Location:
    Wrexham
    Thanks for your thoughts Luckysniper.

    I always am totally upfront and honest as otherwise I believe it does come back to catch you out. I've had various CRB checks over the years both for the wife's job (child-minding) and my involvement with youth rugby and its never been a problem although I appreciate this is totally different.
     
  4. sneakysniper

    sneakysniper Donator

    Messages:
    1,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wales
    It depends on the severity i would say, but 26 years is a very long time and if you have had nothing else during that time then you should be ok.
     
  5. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

    Messages:
    2,900
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    I agree, I can't see it hindering you as long as you didn't shank somebody down the face something else awful.
     
  6. Valdigue

    Valdigue Member

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tewkesbury
    Met Police

    "A person who has been sentenced to imprisonment, detention or corrective training for a term of three years or more, is permanently prohibited from having any firearms or ammunition in their possession. This means for life and includes all firearms, even air weapons.A person sentenced to imprisonment, detention or corrective training for a period of over three months but less than three years is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition for five years from date of release"
     
  7. neiled

    neiled Donator

    Messages:
    2,779
    Likes Received:
    1,134
    Location:
    Wrexham
    It was for fist fighting, no weapons or serious injuries for which I was fined and bound over to keep the peace for 12 months.
     
  8. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

    Messages:
    5,145
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Ashby-de-la-Zouch
    No probs just be honest on your application
     
  9. sneakysniper

    sneakysniper Donator

    Messages:
    1,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wales
    I reckon you're ok mate, a fight 26 years ago will be alright as long as you didn't beat up the local granny. They may not even have the records from that far back?


    :)
     
  10. neiled

    neiled Donator

    Messages:
    2,779
    Likes Received:
    1,134
    Location:
    Wrexham
    Thanks mate you could be right about having no records but as has already been said honesty's the best policy..................If they did say no to my application then hey ho it could be the end of my 26 years abstinence from violence..........only joking :rolleyes:
     
  11. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

    Messages:
    2,900
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    I know people who have gained fac/sgc with recent convictions, if you're humble, and obviously not got anger issues you'll be fine.

    I know someone in my local who asked me about convictions, who did 12 years for manslaughter, he was charged with murder, but the jury wouldn't have it. This was 30years ago, I must say, in my perception the old boy is suitable, but obviously no chance whatsoever he'll be getting a sgc.

    I honestly believe he's less a risk than some people I know with guns.
     
  12. LuckySniper

    LuckySniper Busy Member

    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Selby
    You say they may not have records. When I applied for mine they brought up a minor offence I had when I was in the Army 24 years previous so they certainly can go back some time!! I had completely forgot about it and forgot to put it down. Think they were just proving that they do a thorough record check. As I have said just be honest and you should be ok mate. Good luck and keep us all posted..
     
  13. sneakysniper

    sneakysniper Donator

    Messages:
    1,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wales

    I said MAY lol. i don't mean not to declare it.
    I can definitley say though, that someone i know (not me) would not have a license if the cops kept proper records regarding a certain incident.

    What i meant was they may come back to you and say they don't have a record of the offence. Always best to be honest though.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice