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 9.2, pp. 48-61. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.2 Overview of Conditions of Firearms Ownership

Finland

Licence Duration: indefinite (except licences for work purposes: 5 years), 6 months (permit to acquire; 1 year for collectors)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: fine (not specified) or 2 years

Safe Storage: YES ammunition is to be stored separately; storage requirements are specified

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: fine (not specified) or 6 months

Carrying in Public? YES (must be unloaded and 'reasonable grounds' for carrying; if 'for work' a possession permit entitles carrying for the assignment in question)

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: fine (not specified) or 6 months—if carried in dangerous manner

ID: Q5437

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