FAC Application - Advice Please
Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:09 pm
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:18 am
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:43 am
Hope that helps
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:46 am
Do English FLO`s actually visit the land being passed and decide ? what is there criteria?
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:53 am
I know that when I had a 'closed' FAC no-one came out and checked the land I had permission over. Like you I have an open FAC so I can shoot wherever I have authority and I deem safe.
I too have never heard of this seven year rule. I am assuming that Police have a database or some maping that shows what is suitable. Perhaps they have to come out if there has been any matterial changes to the land around your permission like as housing development or such.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:55 pm
The Scottish system makes far more sense. We all know there is no such thing as "safe" or "unsafe" ground, so whatever criteria they apply is pretty meaningless. I managed to persuade an FEO to approve 6 acres for .243, but that took persuasion and me persuading him that I was more than capable of not pulling the trigger if the shot was unsafe.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:30 pm
I also agree that I think Scotland has a much more sensible system. Having said that, in most areas of Scotland there is not the density of population that is prevelant in England which procludes allowing people with little or now prior experience being granted open tickets. To qualify my statement, we don't generally have the large unpopulated areas enjoyed in Scotland.
As has been said before, I do not think the way that fire arms legislation is adminstered in the uk is 'fit for purpose'. There is nothing wrong with the law persay, the issue is with the uneveness with which it is administered.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:05 pm
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