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Finnish Police. 2001 ‘Finnish Police Licensing and Registration Information.’ Finnish Police website, undated. Helsinki: 13 November
As a general rule, specially dangerous firearms forbidden
Under the new Firearms Act, the following firearms are designated as specially dangerous firearms: a grenade launcher, a mortar, a breech-loading cannon and a firearm corresponding to that in structure and purpose of use, a missile or rocket-launcher system, an automatic firearm and a firearm disguised as another object than a firearm. The Act also defines specially dangerous cartridges and projectiles.
As a general rule, acquisition of specially dangerous firearms and firearm components is prohibited. The State Provincial Office can make an exception and grant an acquisition permit for keeping a firearm in a collection. The acquisition and possession permits do not entitle the person to acquire specially dangerous cartridges and projectiles, but a separate ammunition permit must be applied for them. This permit may be obtained if special cause exists. As a general rule, it is not permitted to shoot with an automatic firearm belonging to a collection.