Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.1, pp. 38-47. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.1: Overview of Owner Licensing Criteria and Genuine Reasons for Owning a Firearm

Finland

Age: 18 (adult), 15+ (minor; sport shooting, target practice, or competition; hunting - with parental consent)

Mental Health: YES (relevant information is not expressly indicated in the legislation, but is implied in the legislation or is implied in or derived from a secondary, non-binding source, such as guidelines; 'state of health')

Drug Dependency: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Criminal Record: YES (relevant information is not expressly indicated in the legislation, but is implied in the legislation or is implied in or derived from a secondary, non-binding source, such as guidelines; the criminal conviction includes violence)

Public Security or Safety: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Competency: YES (if for profession)

Reason Required? YES

Hunting: YES (not automatic firearms)

Target/Sport Shooting: YES (not automatic firearms)

Profession: YES

Performance: YES

Collection: YES

Personal Protection: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

ID: Q5417

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