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Norway. 2010 ‘Arms in Norway - Regulation.’ Armed Violence in Norway: Incidence and Responses, p. 21. Oslo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1 May

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Arms in Norway - Regulation

The regulations governing gun ownership have gradually become stricter over the past decade, and include obligations as regards keeping arms and ammunition physically apart in separate, secure steel safe boxes, and provisions for law-enforcement personnel to inspect private stores of arms.

The most recent revision of the regulations (57) brings Norwegian arms ownership control in line with EU regulations.

The Norwegian Armed Forces have also introduced new and stricter regulations for personnel who store firearms at home, requiring the use of gun locks and the physical separation of the firearms' vital parts. These measures appear to have reduced the number of firearm thefts from private homes.

Amnesties to encourage registering or collection of unregistered arms are implemented occasionally, most recently in the autumn of 2008.

Source Cited:
57) "Våpenforskriften" July 2008.

ID: Q6430

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