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Finland. 1998 ‘Storage, Carrying and Transport.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 10 (Section 106). Helsinki: Ministry of the Interior. 1 March

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Section 106: Storage, carrying and transport

A firearm shall be stored in a locked place or otherwise locked, or so that a component belonging to the firearm is stored separate from the firearm. Even when stored like this, a firearm or firearm component may not be stored in a place where it can be easily stolen.

If a specially dangerous firearm or a total of more than five pistols, revolvers, self-loading single-shot rifles or other self-loading single-shot firearms as referred to in section 6(2)(12) are to be stored, they shall be stored in a secure, locked cabinet under the decree of the Ministry of the Interior. A secure cabinet is not, however, required if the police department for the area in which the storage facilities for firearms are located has approved the facilities. (601/2001)

In a public place and in premises accessible to the public, a firearm may be carried only unloaded in a container, and carried and transported only when there are reasonable grounds for this. In a motor vehicle, a firearm may be carried only unloaded in a container or placed in a protected place, and carried only when there are reasonable grounds for this. The provisions of the Hunting Act and the provisions issued under it shall also be observed in the transport of a hunting weapon.

The provisions of the Explosive Substances Act and the Act on Transport of Dangerous Goods (719/1994) and the provisions issued under these Acts also apply to the storage and transport of cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles containing explosive or incendiary material.

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

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