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Finland. 1998 ‘Firearm Licence.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 3 (Section 27). Helsinki: Minister of the Interior. 1 March

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Section 27: Firearm licence (601/2001)

A person employed by a firearms dealer who transports, stores or otherwise handles firearms, firearm components, cartridges or specially dangerous projectiles shall have a licence for this purpose (firearm licence). The licence entitles the holder to transport, store and otherwise handle, in a manner appropriate for the firearms trade, the firearms, firearm components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles in the possession of the firearms dealer to be transported or stored under a permit granted under this Act. The licence also entitles the holder to discharge the firearms referred to above for the purposes of presentation, trial or training if this is necessary for the firearms trade.

A firearm licence may be granted not only to a person as referred to in subsection 1 but also to a person who, in the course of his or her work, temporarily transports, stores or otherwise handles firearms, firearm components, cartridges or specially dangerous projectiles.

A firearm licence may be granted to a person who has reached the age of 18 and who, on the basis of his or her state of health and behaviour, is to be deemed suitable for handling firearms, firearm components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles.

A firearm licence is granted and revoked by the police department for the applicant's municipality of residence.

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

ID: Q2005

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