Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Finland. 2016 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Finland on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 7, p. 6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations. 31 March
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
14. Does your country take measures to ensure that all SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces for their own use are duly marked? YES
14.1. Describe the markings that are applied to government-held stocks.
Police: word "POLIISI" engraved on the slide of the pistol, logo of the police diecut on other weapons…
16. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
16.1 What records relating to SALW are kept by the State (e.g. manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by State agencies such as the armed forces etc)?
The records of manufacturers and dealers are kept by themselves under supervision of the police. The state has records of licences granted as well as all SALW held by the state agencies. The SALW licensed to private persons are recorded in the national firearms register.
16.2. How long does the government keep such records?
- Records of dealers: at least 20 from the end of their activity;
- Records of licences: at least 20 years from the end of the validity of the license;
- Records of decisions: at least 20 years from date of the decision.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapon]