Hi all, I know of someone who has an interest in pistol shooting, but has epilepsy, is it worth applying for?
Having epilepsy doesn’t exclude you from a drivers license so shouldn’t exclude you from a shooters license.
I met a blind bloke at the clay target club who’d just gotten his AB licence. Apparently it took a lot of jumping through hoops and he did have to have a helper to shoot, but he had a licence and his own guns.
My guess would be that if needed the correct medical paperwork should satisfy the powers that be. I’m not sure what state your friend’s in but maybe try a PM to @ShootersUnion, i’m sure you’d get a pretty well informed answer.
Like any medical condition, all you generally need to do is provide basic proof that you are taking steps to control your condition where possible. Be it medication, devices like cpap machines or diet. Any sensible person should be seeing some sort of specialist to help manage their condition, they will write a letter.
It’s a basic liability issue, your specialist will be able to provide a certificate saying you are medically fit.
Send us a PM or an e-mail and we’ll do our best to help
To be honest I’m only asking, in relation to someone I suspect hasn’t been 100% honest in their handgun licence application. I feel somewhat on the spot, and if something ever happened, I’m in a less than ideal position. But they may have been 100% upfront, but I doubt it. I need to check it out I think, put my mind at ease. I have a lot of good friends in the club in question.
My mate has epilepsy, medication now is far more effective, very rarely has an episode any more. He got his car license but only after a certain amount of time without an episode and proof he was seeing a specialist.