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Thread: Outdated question on the Police firearms test

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    Outdated question on the Police firearms test

    Just wanted to get a general feeling form you guys on this. I know it seems silly but i feel this form that we all fill out must be absolutely flawless and clear.

    I'm specifically confused on the ambiguously worded question 8 of the firearms application test. It needs to be clarified as it does not seem to make grammatical / literal sense.

    8. Before a firearm is stored away, which of the following should be done?

    A- check there are no rounds in the chamber and magazine.

    B- remove bolt and magazine (where possible) and store these separately.

    C- secure the firearms against children and theft.

    D- all of the above

    Main question here. What is option C??? Is it duplicating answers A + B and then implying it is something different? If this is referring to the now redundant trigger locks? I suggest think they scratch D and just make C say "both of the above" as there is no such thing as specifically securing the firearm against 'children or theft' apart from options A and B.

    Technically its saying lock the firearm in your safe before storing it....

    Thoughts?

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    Could of course change C to "Give the poor thing a decent clean so it doesn't become a rusty danger to you and everyone else"

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    It's a poorly worded, ambiguous question.

    If you've stored your firearm away (presumably in a safe) and done A and B beforehand, to my mind, you've done C as well.
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    The question is poorly worded, not the answer choices.
    The question would better read something like, "After use, which of the following should be done"
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    Option C is not duplicating A and B. B is only storing the bolt and magazine, not the rest of the firearm. A is only removing the ammunition. After doing A you could then leave the firearm on the table. C is getting you to put the firearm in a safe or similar.
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    Just put down ‘all of the above’ and don’t worry...

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    ….what is the best answer: Option D - anything else in this case is incorrect.
    Stop nit picking - there's other shit to worry about....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    ….what is the best answer: Option D - anything else in this case is incorrect.
    Stop nit picking - there's other shit to worry about....
    But nitpicking is totally my thing haha.

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    Used to be an even worse one years ago.
    I asked the Tok Arms Officer what is the answer for question 4?.
    She gave it to me and commented it needed tidying up.
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    I'm not sure what is unclear about it. You should do all of A,B and C, therefore the correct answer is D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead is better View Post
    But nitpicking is totally my thing haha.
    How do you find time for the other shit then?

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    In every case, provide the SAFEST answer, therefore "D". Answer "C" is intended to suggest you lock the firearm away with bolt fitted, and ammo in the magazine/chamber.

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    Greetings All,
    Agree with the consensus that the correct answer is clear. The question, or something very like it, has been in the test paper since we went to seven basic rules moons ago. Perhaps even before that. There are more important bits that need to be tidied up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    C is getting you to put the firearm in a safe or similar.
    No, I disagree, because the question is

    8. Before a firearm is stored away, which of the following should be done?

    You cant put your firearm in the safe before you put it in your safe, it doesnt make sense.

    My answer for this question would be B.
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