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Blog - October 2021


Since 1 April 2016, the General Practitioners (GPs) form has been a requirement to be completed when applying for either the grant or renewal of a firearm or shotgun certificate. Born out of several critical incident reviews when certificate holders used their guns to commit homicides, the initial view was that the GP forms would only be required once when thereafter there would be a marker placed against a certificate holders GP record which would be activated if there was a public safety concern. It was also recognised that there would be no expectation of a fee. ...