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  1. Just had call off FEO. Due to my son's pathetic behaviour and his inappropriate mates, I have been advised that to avoid my certs being revoked that I should arrange to have my shotguns and fire arms stored else where. There's no problem sorting that out, even where the firearms is concerned. (spare slot for 17HMR) I need to transfer them to my shooting companions, but In order that I have lawful use of the guns I also need them to remain on my cert. What do I show on column B on the cert. I seem to take it that if they were lent to him then its only valid for 72hrs. Advice would be gratefully accepted, because I have to get rid tonight.
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    Storing guns with certified shooter.

    Where in north Wales r u. Who is your FEO.? The advice I was given, came directly from FEO and St Asaph.
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    Storing guns with certified shooter.

    Thanks for replies. All sorted for now. Guns stored in 2 other locations, their certs have guns on as shared, simples. The FEO was really helpful, as always. Only problem I have to go to their house to check the guns are ok, so it looks as I have to be out more often. Happy days.
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    Storing guns with certified shooter.

    Thanks Robbiep. As mentioned there is already a spare slot for the 17HMR, so no problem with it being transferred.
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    Dog theft please read

    done and shared link
  6. I have 2 Border Collies and Kent has said exactly what I wanted to say. Love 'em to bits, but when beating or shooting my Spaniel come out to play.
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    A Great Night On A New Permission (First Video)

    Some of them rabbits were a bit jumpy
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    up date on the mk2 escort project

    Oh I miss them good old days, and still think of buying another classic escort. One day maybe.
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    Black & White flying thing

    GREENGRASS" New camera being collected on Friday from London. Canon 1D iv hopefully I can manage to get some decent images then. Bloody hell, you say you want decent images. How better will they get. Really envious of the photos you take now. Please keep posting your half decent ;-) images so that we can all enjoy them.
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    Black & White flying thing

    The photos must be photoshoped, or the shrubbery is at least 300ft tall Either that or they like posing. The bl00dy things are never that low when we go on the estuary. :-( +1 for making calendar
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    Electric fence........."tazer"

    I remember working on a farm that kept loads of horses. Had a young apprentice who could thought he knew it all. Any way we were working next to the electric fence, and close to the voltage generator. As you all know (hopefully) the wire gets electrically painful in pulses. Being close to the generator I could hear it discharging/pulsating. If you timed it right you could grab the wire and not get a belt. Did this a few times, or enough times to convince the apprentice that the fence was switched off. He proved me wrong, silly sod grabbed the wire with both hands. You can imagine the rest.
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    GP's letter to licensing

    bostonmick For your information my registration fees are ALSO done in the name of public safety and I pay for it. But just like your costs. IT MAKES US A WAGE. Being stuck in your cab all day seems to let your thoughts work overtime. Look at the bigger picture because your irrational suggestions can effect some less fortunate than yourself. There are many gun owners shooting on a very tight budget and at the moment enjoying it. We cant all justify spending £800 a month on shooting. If you think your receiving an excellent service off your FA dept, that's good to hear. The bigger picture tends to show things in a different prospective. What you don't seem to be able to absorb is the majority of gun owners are not happy with the service they receive. Have a nice day and drive safely, and watch out for cash making speed cameras.
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    GP's letter to licensing

    Started reading the thread but found it dragging on. As bostonmick rightly stated he had to have a medical to drive HGV OR LGV what ever you want to call it. Cant see what the hell that has to do with gun ownership and any additional cost the police are attempting to put in place. I had my 1st medical when I was 21, cost me less that a SG certificate. Now that medical covered me for the next 24 years. By then I could be total wreak After 45 you need a medical every 5 years. That medical is based mainly on your physical well being. Yes you have to pay for your medical but your actual occupation relies on driving which in turn earns you a decent wage and permits you to drive on the public highways. If again you work for a company then its normally the company that covers medicals. As a heating engineer I have to pay to work on gas, lpg, and oil. ( Every ****** want his cut) Although I don't agree with the cost of these certificates, it makes me a wage. To me and 1000's of others shooting is a pastime and cant see why we have to pay any more than need be to participate in a pastime. Most of us don't make a living out of it. Understandably there are the fortunate ones that make a living out of shooting, but nowhere near what earnings that some trades can make. If the Home Office does not require a doctor to produce a note then so be it. But if the police decide to ignore the guidelines let them pay for it. Even if the cost of running a fire arms department is more than their income they all ways find ways of making up for the shortfall else where. HGV drivers a good example
  14. and if we had it was classed as a distraction to motorists/offence Better tell the farmers not to check their stock from the road then. Another idiot abusing his position. Report him.
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    How Pigeonwatch are you?

    Sod the lot of you, i,m taking your advice and joining the WI. So bye bye. Don't suppose they can help improve my shooting, but hope to be selling knitted camo clothing soon. :yahoo:
  16. Got this this morning. There is an anti-shooting group that appears to be targeting shoots with the objective of capturing photographs of people taking part in the shoot losing their temper whilst holding a gun. Their aim is to send these pictures to the police to get peoples licenses suspended. The CLA Eastern Region have reported an incident on Saturday 16th November where 8 people in black wearing balaclavas arrived with the intent of causing as much disruption as possible to a shoot. We recommend that you take the following into account should this happen to you on a shoot day: Put your gun in its sleeve straight awayCall the police to notify themRemain calm and do not allow yourself to react to their actions as this is what they want
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    Anti-shooting group

    Just been looking at one of their web pages, and came up with a good idea
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    New mystery guest

    That easy. Found its way to France and hid in the back of a truck, just like all the other aliens
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    Anti-shooting group

    Well they aren't selling bloody insurance here are they http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxy485cRVH0
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    Bettinsoli owners

    Mine did it a couple of times. first time took it back to shop and the stripped and cleaned it. 2nd time (after loads of cartridges and use on salt marsh) I decided to strip and clean it myself. A pea size piece of crud fell out Cleaned with carb cleaner and a light oil and that sorted it out. gun gets thorough clean a bit more often now, and has not double discharged since Me ffinks theres a moto there
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    Gun Free Zone

    Will it or will it not work? http://www.military.com/video/guns/rifles/how-to-make-a-gun-free-zone/2733229823001/
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    Gun Free Zone

    Opps Should have said it was humour and not a serious topic