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  1. As I posted earlier on in this thread some time back If you look at guidance, instruction 3 of your own certificate it tells anyone filling the certificate in what they must and must not do. “If you are selling shotgun (s) which will be sent or posted to another dealer for the buyer to collect in person you should complete this table and notify the police. The dealer who actually hands over the firearm should not complete the table or notify the police (except in circumstances which may require police investigation as above).” Accordingly instruction 3 is binding on any seller includ
  2. It is how the individual FEO is going to interpret it all, that is the biggest problem. Some will interpret the ‘authorised person’ not as a certificate holder as it is described under the firearms act but as in section 11A of the firearms act which is to do with borrowing a shotgun. Under this section a non certificate holder can only use it in the presence persons authorised by the occupier in writing which in the case of a clay ground would probably only be an instructor. It is completely the wrong interpretation in my opinion for any ground with an exemption in place but I c
  3. This question has cropped up more and more recently on several forums including this one. It seems that in certain areas the chief of police is now insisting on instruction of some sort to make use of their exemption. As the section 11(6) exemption is issued by the Chief of police and it has recommended guidelines of issue, those guidelines of issue can vary from force to force and even ground to ground. I know at MCSC you have to sign the exemption form or show your licence as the local police have made it quite clear they are in breach if they don’t. https://northyorkshire.pol
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  5. If you read the Home Office guidance it quite clearly tells you. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/518193/Guidance_on_Firearms_Licensing_Law_April_2016_v20.pdf So by default you can still use your gun.
  6. I actually pressed 1 on the HMRC fraud line phone call because I was bored and they were going to issue a warrant for my arrest immediately if I didn’t. It was the most fun I’ve had on a phone call, who’d have thought that Dave from HMRC (Mumbai office) could be so touchy and hang up on me after patiently explaining my crime, I was a convincing victim but the silly questions started which I think gave it away. I asked him was the fraud because I had been involved in a car accident that wasn’t my fault. Was it because I was miss sold PPI. Surely it couldn’t be because ther
  7. The USA tried it with the Professional Sporting Clays Association Pro Tour. They got some sponsorship and filmed it for a few seasons, I guess trying to emulate the PGA golf tour. The tour was cancelled for the 2018 season. https://youtube.com/user/PSCAtour I’m not too sure how many shooters would actually watch it let alone the general public, the viewing demographic is not really there for shooting competitions. I compete and get very bored watching X amount of competitors shoot. 120 birds. I would and have watched the super final but as a competitor I hate them to the point I no l
  8. If you read BS 7558 which is the British standards for gun cabinets, they have always known the limitations of the standard from day one. It starts off in the introduction of BS 7558 by saying they assume the average potential thief is an opportunist and not a determined criminal specifically seeking to obtain firearms, who in their own words would be difficult to counter effectively by inexpensive means. So, they are not interested in that type of thief as they accept you are never going to stop them without a bank vault which is why the “reasonably practicable” bit of the legislation to
  9. Private parking companies cannot issue fines they issue invoices and it is all to do with contract law and heard by a district judge. I have successfully quashed countless of those for family and friends as they are never argued properly. The police issue fines and they are heard in a criminal magistrate court totally different and in this case either covered under under the road traffic act or the highways act as an offence. Both can be used for parking on a verge. Defending one is easy the other a lot harder. Ignorance of the law is no excuse ignorance of terms and conditions of
  10. If there is a pavement and a solid white line you can park on the road. However where there is no pavement it could be considered illegal. Also making pedestrians walk into the road because their pathway is obstructed can also be considered illegal. Why they state “considered” is quite simply that it is up to the magistrate to decided if it was to indicate no pavement or if it was causing an obstruction. The usual test is can they get a pram past without going into the road. Magistrates are normally irritated by motoring offences and very rarely give you time
  11. As there is no pavement you could be breaking the law. Not too sure on costs but the penalty for non endorsable fines is usually 50% more and court costs on top. “In some cases, the single white line is there to indicate that there’s no pavement – if this is the case then it’s illegal to park there.” https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/legal/parking-guide-yellow-lines#white
  12. Unless he presidentially pardons himself or has been suggested by his acolytes resigns at 11:55 a.m. on January 20 and have Mike Pence as acting president issue a pardon. But you are right I think it is about to get very interesting.
  13. If it is the Mercedes dealer in sunny Bolton then they are certainly not trusted in my family. Both my parents have Mercedes. Every time they go there they need new tyres. My mum fell for the you need an alloy wheel straightening on her C class I told her it was a sharp practice but she proceeded anyway. Two months later it is in for warranty work and the same wheel needed straightening again and you can guess what needed straightening again at the next service. Needless to say I got the money credited back to her. Same garage my dad was told he needed new brake discs f
  14. Gordon for what it is worth I agree with you, the certificate is next to useless. The problem with testing it is how do you go about it, the legislation as written is so broad brush on purpose so the chief of police could react to unforeseen problems with licencing without the need to change the legislation in parliament and the delay that would impose. Unfortunately, they assumed the police would follow guidance not just impose their will, and without a change in legislation I don’t really see how a court case could impose restrictions on the chief of police with the wording of the
  15. What you have to remember Home office guidance is not law and the police / courts can ignore it, the only thing that is relevant is the actual Firearms act. The problem we have is clause 27 for firearms or 28 for shotguns "28 Special provisions about shot gun certificates. [F11(1)Subject to subsection (1A) below, a shot gun certificate shall be granted or, as the case may be, renewed by the chief officer of police if he is satisfied that the applicant can be permitted to possess a shot gun without danger to the public safety or to the peace." It is such a broad-brush legis
  16. I can fact check it for you, for it to be true 112% of the population voted for Obama and 0% voted for anyone else so definitely wrong. I do get what he is implying though, some states voter turnout was above 100% and the candidate’s margin of victory was lower than the percentage of these ghost voters. Unfortunately it is impossible for either side to claim the moral high ground on this as both republican and democratic candidates have won states where their margin of victory is lower than numbers of ghost voters. Secondly there is no proof which way these ghost voters voted,
  17. Hillary had more votes than Trump last time but hers were concentrated in fewer states and because of the Electoral College system she didn’t win. One thing a very interesting political commentator comparing our system to theirs pointed out is that while we do have swing voters the US tends not to. They are either a lifelong republican or democrat if they don’t like their candidate then they just don’t vote rather than swing to the other side therefore overcoming a majority is that much harder in the USA. So I can see Trump loosing the overall vote due to a large population of c
  18. I’m still very good friends with Peter he has his own bike shop in Bury. Both big lads that muscled a bike around, Pete’s bikes looked immaculate Steve’s looked like he stored them in a swamp a true animal. Steve Clitheroe was the head mechanic at Bill Heads when I had a bit of sponsorship with them so he actually worked on my 500 before he went out on his own. He also ran over me on a ATV at Preston docks when it was waste ground when I binned after passing him. Still he was British ATV champion at the time so was just happy I passed him but not so happy being run ove
  19. For bank transfers there is CHAPS, BACS, SWIFT and Faster Payments. If it’s faster payments it can’t be reversed. “Faster Payments are processed in matter of seconds and once your payment is sent, it cannot be stopped or reversed “ Straight from the horses mouth link below http://www.fasterpayments.org.uk/faqs Bacs payments can show up on your account as pending as they take three days to process. I know Nat West altered how they showed these as it was easy to mistake as cleared funds on the mobile app. These pending transactions can be reversed
  20. There is definitely a knack to it, I could start mine 1st kick 99% of the time after the first month of ownership and practice. It wasn't just how hard you kicked it but also getting the piston at the right position before kicking and blipping the throttle at the right time mid kick. If I deviated from the routine I devised then it behaved like a petulant child. I remember one race at Charnock Richard I crashed while leading a very muddy race on the last lap just before the PA van. I couldn't restart the thing, luckily I had lapped up to 3rd so they shouted at me to push it past the
  21. I was reading an article on the bbc website which has the facts and figures for the uk deaths in custody for the last 10 years. “ Of those arrested, 79% were white and 85% of those who died in custody were white. Meanwhile, 9% of people arrested were black (which is disproportionally high) and 8% of those who died in custody were black. So, over the last 10 years, a white individual who has been arrested was about 25% more likely to die in custody than a black individual who had been arrested.” So while being black means percentage wise you stand more of a chance of gettin
  22. The game of sporting clays has evolved massively, back in the day you had manual traps where the trapper had to hear you and be safe from being shot therefore targets tended to be closer. Now with electronic traps with big carousels and remote control they can be put anywhere with a big amount of spring. The longer barrels are meant to help with the sighting plane smoothing the swing and easier to point for these 'bigger' targets. The sweet spot for compromise seems to be 32". Some manufacturers tried to push 34" and even though shooters have won world titles with 34" they haven't caugh
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  24. Shooter is DQ'd from WESP event by the ground not the NSCA (he had chance to appeal but whether he did or not is unknown however he had the chance) this DQ now stands and cannot be appealed. Ground sends disqualification to NSCA with evidence so NSCA consider if any further action is needed, NSCA makes a decision on further action. Shooter appeals this further action (what the further action is remains officially unstated). Appeal is concluded the outcome to the great unwashed is not known . CPSA reviews the evidence from the NSCA and states he is no longer a member
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