When you first start shooting, you are often regaled with numerous stories about how difficult it was to get a firearms licence. Common myths include:
- “You need land in order to get a firearms licence”
- “You won’t get one if you have any history of significant physical or mental health”
- “You’ll need to set up Fort Knox to keep your guns safe”
- “It’s very expensive”
Below is a step-by-step guide to applying for your first firearms and/or shotgun licence that dispels some of the more common myths and pitfalls.