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Finland. 1998 ‘Requirements for an Acquisition Permit Application that is a Natural Person.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 5 (Section 45). Helsinki: Minister of the Interior. 1 March

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Section 45: Requirements for an acquisition permit applicant that is a natural person (601/2001)

An acquisition permit may be granted to a person who has reached the age of 18 and who, on the basis of his or her state of health and behaviour, is to be deemed suitable for possessing firearms and firearm components. With the consent of the parents or guardians, the permit may, however, also be granted, for shooting of animals permitted by hunting legislation or for target shooting or practice, to a person who is 15 but not 18 years old and who otherwise fulfils the requirements for an acquisition permit applicant.

When applying for a permit
1) for shooting of animals permitted by hunting legislation or for target shooting or practice, the applicant shall produce a reliable account of his or her hobby;
2) for work, the applicant shall produce an account stating that he or she, during his or her training or otherwise, has acquired sufficient knowledge of the safe handling of firearms and that he or she has an acceptable reason for carrying a firearm in his or her work.

A permit for keeping firearms and firearm components in a museum or collection may only be granted to a weapons collector with the Ministry of the Interior's approval for collecting firearms or firearm components and whose storage facilities for firearms and firearm components have been approved by the police department for the area in which the storage facilities are located. (601/2001)

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

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