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Finland. 1998 ‘Supervision of Firearms dealers and Weapons Collectors.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 10 (Section 116). Helsinki: Ministry of the Interior. 1 March

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Section 116: Supervision of firearms dealers and weapons collectors

The police shall examine the storage facilities for firearms, firearm components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles of an applicant for a trade permit for dealing in firearms. The examination shall be repeated if changes are made to the storage facilities.

In addition, the police shall, at least once a year, examine the files kept under section 25(1) by firearms dealers operating in their territory, as well as the bookkeeping, stores and storage facilities of the firearms dealers. The police have, when performing the examination, the right to access to the bookkeeping of the firearms dealer, and to the facilities in which the objects referred to above are stored.

The police shall, before granting a permit for the acquisition of the first firearm or firearm component belonging to a collection, examine the facilities in which the firearms and firearm components are to be stored. The examination shall be repeated if changes are made to the storage facilities. The police may, where necessary, also examine the file kept by a weapons collector under section 59a(1) and section 60(1). (601/2001)

The police shall prepare a record of the examinations they have performed or enter them in another document.

[NB: Unofficial translation, legally binding only in Finnish and Swedish. Ministry of the Interior, Finland]

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