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Malcolm CHESHIRE

  • What do I do if one of my patients applies for a firearms licence?

    Malcolm CHESHIRE's comment 18 Aug 2016 8:31pm

    In many years as a CPN , I have worked in both Civilian and Military Health settings ; in the latter , where the majority of ones patients routinely carry a firearm , mental health & risk mitigation is an ever present consideration ; thus , if a serviceman who has been temporarily barred from carrying a firearm due to mental ill health is to be considered safe to resume firearms duties ; then , prior assessment by both a mental health professional & a ` Skill at Arms` instructor is required ! It is my firm contention that Civilian Firearms Licensing should be based upon both Health & Safe Weapon Handling assessments ; and , that a final decision on the granting of a License , be made by a specialist magistrates bench !