Friday, January 22, 2010

Ah, now I KNOW what the hold up is with my gun licence

Decided to ring the Police Licensing Branch again. This time I spoke to a female copper who took time to look at the notes on my Firearms Application (for those who don't know the story look here, here and then here!).

Apparently I filled in my maiden name in the spot for "Previous Names" and that has caused a problem with my application and any other married females who have applied for firearms licenses.

Allegedly the problem was only recently identified (although she did mention that if I had called earlier in the process I would have been told that my application was "non-compliant") and should be rectified this week.

Once the system has been rectified they can start to process these applications.

So I'm guessing I'll be waiting a couple more weeks.

5 comments:

D.W. said...

God save us from bureaucracy...

*sigh*

I guess you could always move up here to the states. We'd love to have a few more shooters!

In the mean time, we'll keep our fingers crossed for you.

Julie said...

Thanks DW i have thought about moving to the States, but even with its rediculous gun laws Perth is a pretty nice place.

Old NFO said...

Agree with DW... sigh...

cocked and loaded said...

Hope there are no more holdups for
you and you get your licence in a
timely manner.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I think you're going to find red tape no matter where you live.