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Reforms Simplify Gun Permit Applications in Finland

Yle News

25 June 2017

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[Editor's note: Translated from Finnish to English by]

New gun laws will soon make it easier for people to obtain firearms permits in Finland. The reforms will allow many firearm permit applications to be made on the internet, without a face-to-face meeting with police - even for first-time applicants. Gun permit applicants will also no longer be required to undergo psychological evaluations. The reforms go into effect at the beginning of next year.

While there is no legal limit to the number of firearms one person may own, Snellmann says that police tend to keep the number limited to ten guns. Some people are allowed to own more than ten - for example gun collectors or those who have reasons for owning more. For most, the absolute maximum number of guns allowed to be owned by a person is 10, but that is the upper limit.

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