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Finland. 1998 ‘Acquisition Permit.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 5 (Section 42). Helsinki: Minister of the Interior. 1 March
Section 42: Acquisition permit (601/2001)
The police department for the applicant's municipality of residence or registered office grants and revokes a permit for the acquisition of a firearm and firearm component (acquisition permit).
The Ministry of the Interior, however, grants and revokes a permit for the acquisition of a specially dangerous firearm and its component.
An acquisition permit also entitles the holder to temporarily possess a firearm or firearm component.
[NB: Unofficial translation, legally binding only in Finnish and Swedish. Ministry of the Interior, Finland]