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#1 big GJ

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:53 am

hi does any one no if i would still be to get a shotgun certificate if a have had a police caution it was about five years ago when a got it for assualt after there was a fight in the bar before then and since then i have never been in any trouble with the police would it still go againts me any advice appreciated

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:06 pm

hi does any one no if i would still be to get a shotgun certificate if a have had a police caution it was about five years ago when a got it for assualt after there was a fight in the bar before then and since then i have never been in any trouble with the police would it still go againts me any advice appreciated


My guess is that you will probably be ok but you will only find out by applying.

I urge everyone to read the excellent article about police cautions which can be downloaded from the BASC web site, go to www.basc.org.uk and do a search for Police Cautions, it exists as a pdf.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:08 pm

For future reference cautions are usually only given if the believe they wont get a conviction in court. 99% of the time its a bad idea to accept them.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:45 pm

As I remember only people who have had 3yr + jail terms are barred from firearms, so long as you are sensible now. Any violent history will make it harder but if the caution was nto for something violent then it may not be an issue. Also depends how long ago it was In any case you have little to loose by putting in an applicaton, or simply phone them up and discuss the issue.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:54 pm

hi does any one no if i would still be to get a shotgun certificate if a have had a police caution it was about five years ago when a got it for assualt after there was a fight in the bar before then and since then i have never been in any trouble with the police would it still go againts me any advice appreciated


go for it mate.had a few over the years and still got mine :thumbs:

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 04:02 pm

hi does any one no if i would still be to get a shotgun certificate if a have had a police caution it was about five years ago when a got it for assualt after there was a fight in the bar before then and since then i have never been in any trouble with the police would it still go againts me any advice appreciated

it is every english mans "right" to own a shotgun,and the police must "prove" otherwise.i see no reason why you should be refused after such a period of time.the best of luck mate ryno

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 04:12 pm

cheers for the advice everyone think al be applying for one then

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 04:19 pm


hi does any one no if i would still be to get a shotgun certificate if a have had a police caution it was about five years ago when a got it for assualt after there was a fight in the bar before then and since then i have never been in any trouble with the police would it still go againts me any advice appreciated


go for it mate.had a few over the years and still got mine http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

did you still tell them about them when you applyed for yours

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:30 pm



hi does any one no if i would still be to get a shotgun certificate if a have had a police caution it was about five years ago when a got it for assualt after there was a fight in the bar before then and since then i have never been in any trouble with the police would it still go againts me any advice appreciated


go for it mate.had a few over the years and still got mine http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

did you still tell them about them when you applyed for yours

they new already mate,its on file when they come to interview you so yes come clean dont try and hide it will make you look stupid when he brings it up,give good valid reasons for why you should be issued a licence,clay pigeon shooting,pest control etc,good luck :thumbs:

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:47 am

I got a caution for firearms, I kept my fac and sgc, so yes you'll be fine

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:03 pm




hi does any one no if i would still be to get a shotgun certificate if a have had a police caution it was about five years ago when a got it for assualt after there was a fight in the bar before then and since then i have never been in any trouble with the police would it still go againts me any advice appreciated


go for it mate.had a few over the years and still got mine http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

did you still tell them about them when you applyed for yours

they new already mate,its on file when they come to interview you so yes come clean dont try and hide it will make you look stupid when he brings it up,give good valid reasons for why you should be issued a licence,clay pigeon shooting,pest control etc,good luck http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

You don't need "good reason" to hold an SGC. If you can tell him where you intend to use it, it goes to showing that you are responsible and have thought it through, but the only reason they can deny an SGC is if they have a good reason to believe that you would be a danger to the population if you are allowed access to shotguns.

A caution shouldn't be a problem.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:47 am





hi does any one no if i would still be to get a shotgun certificate if a have had a police caution it was about five years ago when a got it for assualt after there was a fight in the bar before then and since then i have never been in any trouble with the police would it still go againts me any advice appreciated


go for it mate.had a few over the years and still got mine http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

did you still tell them about them when you applyed for yours

they new already mate,its on file when they come to interview you so yes come clean dont try and hide it will make you look stupid when he brings it up,give good valid reasons for why you should be issued a licence,clay pigeon shooting,pest control etc,good luck http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

You don't need "good reason" to hold an SGC. If you can tell him where you intend to use it, it goes to showing that you are responsible and have thought it through, but the only reason they can deny an SGC is if they have a good reason to believe that you would be a danger to the population if you are allowed access to shotguns.

A caution shouldn't be a problem.

it may just help the process along if you do thats all i meant ,this is from the pinned section by sporting shooter


Good Reasons
Your Enquiry Officer will ask you what you need a shotgun for, for which there are many answers which you can give and which are genuine, even though you need not give a reason you wish to acquire an SGC, I will list as many as I can think of here.
Rough Shooting,
Game Shooting,
Clay Shooting,
Vermin Control,
Wildfowling.
They are the main ones, and if you mention any of the above, then you will be fine.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:57 am

if it was only a coution and not a conviction then you dont evan have to declare it on your form, i just applyed for mine and had the same questions so just rang the police and asked they said only convictions, so something you went to court and was convicted of. atb ant

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:06 am

When you accept a police caution, you effectively admit that you are guilty of the offence, hence it has the same weight as a conviction for certain things. It's best to put down any official cautions, for the sake of completeness. As someone above said, all this is on your record anyway, so they will know about them already. Putting them down ensures that you don't look like you're trying to hide something.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:11 am

When you accept a police caution, you effectively admit that you are guilty of the offence, hence it has the same weight as a conviction for certain things. It's best to put down any official cautions, for the sake of completeness. As someone above said, all this is on your record anyway, so they will know about them already. Putting them down ensures that you don't look like you're trying to hide something.


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