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Finland. 1998 ‘Activities Subject to Authorisation.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 2 (Section 18). Helsinki: Minister of the Interior. 1 March

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Section 18: Activities subject to authorisation

Unless otherwise provided in this Act, the following activities are subject to authorisation:
1) transfer and import to Finland, transfer and export from Finland, transit for commercial purposes as well as trade, acquisition, possession and manufacture of firearms, firearm components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles;
2) repair and conversion of firearms and firearm components;
3) keeping of a shooting range for commercial purposes;
4) training in the use of firearms for commercial purposes. (601/2001)

A licence or permit for the activities referred to in subsection 1 may be granted if there is an acceptable reason for granting the licence or permit, and if there is no reason to suspect misuse of the licence or permit or the objects acquired or possessed under it.

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

ID: Q2001

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