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Finland. 2010 ‘Indicating Purpose of Use.’ Finnish Police web site (www.poliisi.fi). Helsinki: Finnish Police. 1 January

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Indicating purpose of use

When applying for a permit for hunting or target shooting, the applicant must provide reliable documentation about it. If the applicant has a hunting licence or a shooting club membership card, this must be shown when submitting the permit application.

When applying for a permit for work-related purposes, applicants must provide documentation showing that they have received training for, or are otherwise familiar with, the safe handling of the firearm and that they have an acceptable reason for carrying a firearm in their work. This may be indicated, for example, by a certificate from the employer.

A permit to keep a firearm in a museum or a collection can only be given to a weapons collector approved by the Gaming and Weapon Administration of the Ministry of the Interior.

When keeping a firearm as a memento, the police usually include a condition that it must not be fired and that cartridges must not be bought for it. For firearms kept in a collection, a condition may be added in certain cases that the firearms must not be fired.

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