Dear all, I am in the early stages of getting a job at a financial institute with offices on the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. This has a delightful prospect for me, as I was about 2/3rd through the Probationary period at my gun-club when Dunblane happened. Do any of you have experience of keeping guns in any of these territories? Guernsey seems the worst from my preliminary research, as it adopted a lot of the 1988 Act into it's own legislation (so no centre-fire self loading rifles (of any make, much less the mighty L1A1)) and the local police force seems to be implementing a non-Legislative ban on keeping pistol ammo at home. (Goodness knows what happens if you have a revolver and a lever-action carbine that "eat" the same rounds!?) The Isle of Man maybe the best, despite a more northerly climate, as its larger overall, has more vacancies and seems to have really, really relaxed gun laws compared to what we've seen on the mainland, certainly since '88, and probably '68 too! However something troubles me - looking at the I-o-M gov't website: "Please note that all Firearm Certificates, regardless of the date of issue, will expire in April 2014." Information for Residents - Isle of Man Constabulary Does anyone know what this last bit is about? It sounds a lot to me like they're setting up for something like the Temporary Custody Order that seized all the pistols and the centre-fire rifles in the Irish-Republic in '72 (Gun politics in Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) I'd be damn shame if I moved my wife and I out there, got licensed up, bought a pistol and then promptly have it taken off me! I was lucky - I got to have-a-go at shooting pistols, but I hadn't invested any cash in the sport. If I'd been a year older I'd probably have been FAC'd-up and have spent hundreds, if not well over a thousand on a few guns and the necessary ancillaries just before everything went pear-shaped. I saw a lot of unhappy faces in the club hut 1996-8.