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The Firearms (Scotland) Rules 1989

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Shot gun certificates

4.  (1)  An application for the grant or renewal of a shot gun certificate shall be in the form set out in Part I of Schedule 2 and, in the case of an application for renewal, shall be accompanied by the certificate to be renewed if it is available.

(2) The information given by an applicant in answer to the questions numbered 1 to 15 in—

(a)the form of application for the grant or renewal of a shot gun certificate, or

(b)a form of application for the grant or renewal of a firearm certificate which is submitted to the chief officer of police at the same time as the form of application referred to in sub-paragraph (a) above,

shall be verified in the form of application referred to in sub-paragraph (a) above in the manner specified in rule 5 below.

(3) An application for the grant or renewal of a shot gun certificate shall be accompanied by—

(a)the statement referred to in rule 6 below, and

(b)four photographs of the applicant as specified in rule 7 below.

(4) A shot gun certificate shall be granted or renewed subject to the following conditions and no others, namely:—

(a)the holder must, on receipt of the certificate, sign it in ink with his usual signature;

(b)the holder of the certificate must inform at once the chief officer of police by whom the certificate was granted of the theft or loss in Great Britain of any shot gun to which it relates;

(c)the holder of the certificate must, without undue delay, inform the chief officer of police by whom the certificate was granted of any change in his permanent address;

(d)(i)the shot guns to which the certificate relates must at all times (except in the circumstances set out in paragraph (ii) below) be stored securely so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, access to the guns by an unauthorised person;

(ii)where a shot gun to which the certificate relates is in use or the holder of the certificate has the shot gun with him for the purpose of cleaning, repairing or testing it or for some other purpose connected with its use, transfer or sale, or the gun is in transit to or from a place in connection with its use or any such purpose, reasonable precautions must be taken for the safe custody of the gun.

(5) A shot gun certificate shall bear a photograph of the holder and shall be in the form set out in Part II of Schedule 2.

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