The Firearm Medical / Shotgun License Review involves a Doctor reviewing your full medical records to assist the police in determining whether you currently or previously have had any Relevant Medical Conditions that could influence your ability to possess a firearm safely.
Relevant Medical Conditions include:
- acute stress reaction or an acute reaction to the stress caused by a trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder
- suicidal thoughts or self-harm or harm to others
- depression or anxiety
- mania, bipolar disorder or a psychotic illness
- a personality disorder
- a neurological condition: for example, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or Huntington’s diseases, or epilepsy
- alcohol or drug abuse
- any other mental or physical condition, or combination of conditions, which may affect the safe possession of firearms or shotguns.
The list above is not intended to be exhaustive. Doctors should consider any other mental or physical condition which may affect the individual’s safe possession of a firearm or shotgun, now or in the future.
See also sections 3.34 and 3.35 when a patient has been subject to the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983 and/or the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.
We will carry out a comprehensive review of your medical records. Any items that potentially meet the criteria identified by the Police will be included in the report and a firearms officer will usually interview you as part of the process.