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Finland. 1998 ‘Possession Permit.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 5 (Section 52). Helsinki: Ministry of the Interior. 1 March

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Section 52: Possession permit

Anyone who acquires a firearm or firearm component under an acquisition permit, or manufactures or converts a firearm or firearm component under a private manufacturing permit shall, during the validity of the permit, apply for a permit for the possession of the firearm or firearm component (possession permit). The permit shall, however, be applied for within 30 days of the acquisition, manufacture or conversion. The police department for the applicant's municipality of residence or registered office grants and revokes the permit. (601/2001)

The firearm and firearm component shall be presented to the police when applying for a possession permit. The acquisition permit document or the private manufacturing permit document shall also be presented and, on request, surrendered to the police. Anyone who has not acquired under an acquisition permit he or she has been granted, or manufactured or converted under a private manufacturing permit, a firearm or firearm component shall, within 30 days of the expiry of the validity of the permit, surrender the permit document to the police department for his or her place of residence or to another police department.

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

ID: Q2015

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