Behaviours which will NOT be supported by NARGC

We are often contacted by firearms licence holders to assist them with problems which have arisen and which have a bearing on their continued ability to possess their firearms licenses.  In many instances we have been pleased to successfully assist such licence holders.  But there are often some matters referred to us where we can be of no assistance whatsoever and where we would not wish to assist.  It seems there is a presumption in some quarters that NARGC will defend everything irrespective of the issue.  This is not the case.  NARGC subscribes unequivocally to the upholding of the law to the letter and we expect everyone involved in shooting sports to do likewise, including the licensing authorities.  There can be no compromise on this.  We set out below the sins which every licence holder is aware of and for which there can be no excuses.  Licence holders must take responsibility for their own actions and/or negligence.  Misbehaviour affects all licence holders.

 

1. Possession of a firearm without a certificate for that gun.  This is an offence which every gun owner is aware of.  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

2. Threatening or the alleged threatening of another person.  This is an offence and it is not for NARGC to convince the authorities that no threat occurred.  That is for the person involved.  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

3. Gun stolen from an unattended vehicle.  This has been highlighted so many times by both NARGC and the authorities. It can never be excused.    Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

4. Theft of guns or ammunition from an unoccupied house where the guns are not stored in a gun safe and/or where the keys to the safe are left available and/or where the doors of the house are not locked and/or where the alarm, if fitted, is not activated.  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

5. Bringing a loaded firearm into a vehicle or dwelling.  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

6. Licence holder charged with or convicted of substance abuse, including alcohol abuse (e.g. drink driving).  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

7. Hunting on lands without the permission of the owner/occupier.  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

8. Shooting from a vehicle.  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

9. Shooting from a public road.  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

10.  Loaning a firearm to another.  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

11.  Any event, where you are blatantly in breach of the conditions which formed the basis of your having been granted a firearms certificate.  Do not come to NARGC for assistance.

 

12.  Shooting recklessly or in such a manner as would reasonably give rise to concern by members of the public, landowners or other sports shooters.   Do not come to the NARGC for assistance.

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