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Can I hold my firearm/shotgun certificate on sex offender

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Can I hold my firearm/shotgun certificate on sex offender registration
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 4 months ago.

Very unlikely but can you explain your situation a little more.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Good Morning
My situation regarding conviction 45 years ago two ex sister in laws being twins accused me of lewd ,Indecent practises&Behaviour child,sexual Criminal Law(Amendment) Act 1922 S1&4(1) Child Sexual This pack of lies went to trial at Inverness Sheriff Court 16/6/16 found guilty by jury put on probation for three years and put on sex offender registration for three years Background report by social work department have put me on low risk visit once a week to report and they have advised that they are going to apply to court to have this lifted
I have been advised by police to surrender my firearm/shotgun certificate which have held since 15 years of age share my weapons with my son being George Duff junior who is a gamekeeper where weapons are with him meantime Also I do a lot of shooting with syndicate and other bought days also with my son and never been in trouble before only speeding offences The Police wrote me a letter which I responded to as they have my certificates in their keeping meantime and have advised still can shoot on ground with permission by landlord or whoever in authority of shoot
Ref my case being as follows SCS/2016-059122
INV2016-001095
PF IN15003864-003
Police PNCM039410015
SCRO No SC30829/97R
I thank you meantime trust this will be enough information and await your reply
Regards
G A Duff
Expert:  JGM replied 4 months ago.

Probation is a form of corrective training and as such you would be prohibited from having a gun under section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968. You could reapply once the order comes to an end.

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