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Finland

23 September 2008

Associated Press

Facts and figures about Finland's gun laws and gun ownership. HIGHLY ARMED: Finland has roughly 1.6 million firearms in private hands. The country's 650,000 licensed gun owners — about 13 percent of the population of 5.2 million — include hunters, practice shooters and gun collectors. In Europe, only Switzerland comes close to Finland in gun ownership: each member of Switzerland's militia army is allowed to keep his gun after completing military service. LAX GUN... (GunPolicy.org)

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