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Scotland. 1989 ‘Rule 5: Verification of Application and Rule 6: Statement to Accompany Application.’ Firearms (Scotland) Rules 1989, p. 3. Edinburgh: Scottish Parliament. 1 July
Verification of application
5. (1) The information referred to in rules 3(2)1 and 4(2)2 above shall be verified by the signed statement of a person who satisfies the requirements of paragraph (2) of this rule that the information is, to the best of his knowledge and belief, correct.
(2) To satisfy the requirements of this paragraph a person must not be a member of the applicant's family, and must
(a) be resident in Great Britain,
(b) have known the applicant personally for at least two years, and
(c) be a member of Parliament, justice of the peace, minister of religion, doctor, lawyer, established civil servant, bank officer or person of similar standing.
Statement to accompany application
6. The statement referred to in rules 3(3)(a)1 and 4(3)(a)2 above shall be a signed statement by the person referred to in rule 5 above to the effect that he knows of no reason why the applicant should not be permitted to possess a firearm.