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    Gunsmithing under threat?

    Heard that the FSA has ruled that gunsmiths can only have 1 firearm on site at any time.
    So not sure how they're going to continue to operate if thats the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    Heard that the FSA has ruled that gunsmiths can only have 1 firearm on site at any time.
    So not sure how they're going to continue to operate if thats the case.
    The classic response to that should be "Show me the rule"!
    What possible logic could there be that a Law Abiding Firearm Owner can own any number of firearms, providing always that they are properly secured, but that gunsmith can only have one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    Heard that the FSA has ruled that gunsmiths can only have 1 firearm on site at any time.
    So not sure how they're going to continue to operate if thats the case.
    Sorry till I hear that from a gunsmith, I'm calling rumour mill/bullshit?

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    Would you mind sharing the ruling?
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    Was told directly from a very well known and experienced smithy. Hes been getting hassled by the fsa. Suspect he's not alone.
    Not like his security isn't up to spec or anything.
    He has very extensive security.
    Sounds like the fsa have an axe to grind and are picking on smiths now
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    To the point he has said he'll have to shut down as there is no way forward for him to operate
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    yeah there is...two properties....or two titles on same property.... but there will be much more to this than has been said.
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    One on site being worked on or one on the entire site? It's a bit waffed if only one on site and multiple staff... Even one in a cnc machine and one under prep without another in a tank and a fourth being assembled...

    If true it would seem the FSA people might not be the most practical out there in terms of business survival, the FSA might not like firearms in the community by assessment of what they do but gunsmiths are absolutely necessary as a public safety function.
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    News to me, sounds like rubbish.

    The Gunsmith Licence is just a Dealers Licence with no quantity restrictions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    Heard that the FSA has ruled that gunsmiths can only have 1 firearm on site at any time.
    So not sure how they're going to continue to operate if thats the case.
    That makes about as much sense as retailers only having one firearm in stock......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    That makes about as much sense as retailers only having one firearm in stock......
    Heard same conditions apply to retailers from 1st April 2025.

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    Has anyone asked the FSA for a ruling so its in writing? Without that its all speculation.
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    Id be checking with someone on face book

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    Heard same conditions apply to retailers from 1st April 2025.
    That sounds like a suitable date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    That makes about as much sense as retailers only having one firearm in stock......
    You mean there are retailers with more than one????? Ha!

 

 

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