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Finland. 2017 ‘Licensing Process for Firearms Becomes Smoother, Without Compromising Firearms Safety.’ Current Issues. Helsinki: Ministry of the Interior. 7 September

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The licensing process for firearms will be reformed by amending the Firearms Act and some of the related acts. The licensing process will become smoother and quicker without compromising firearms safety. The Government proposed on 7 September that the relevant legislative amendments be approved.

In future, applications for firearm licences may be submitted online, which considerably reduces the need to visit a local police department in person. In addition to this new procedure, people can submit their licence applications in person at any local police department. The online service will become available in December 2018. Until then, applications are submitted as before. Applying for a firearm licence will no longer be tied to the applicant's municipality or place of residence, but licence applications can be submitted at any local police departments."

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