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Finlande

Craft Weapons Seized in Finland

26 November 2017

MTV Finland

[Editor's Note: Translated from Finnish to English by GunPolicy.org] In the forensic laboratory of the National Bureau of Investigation, between 30-40 homemade weapons are investigated annually. However, the figure is not the whole truth, as some of the weapons can be studied directly by the police without the work of the laboratory. "Making a firearm is not a very demanding job," says technical researcher Pauli Heiskanen from the forensic laboratory. In practice,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Finlande,Europe du Nord

Finland Streamlines Firearms Registration

26 June 2017

Sputnik News

While possession of firearms has long provoked heated discussions across the globe, for Finland it doesn't seem to be a matter for debate. With new gun laws, the Nordic country has simplified gun procurement to the extreme, effectively allowing firearm permit applications online and abolishing psychological evaluations and police interviews. Starting from 2018, the process of applying for a gun permit in Finland will be as easy as shelling peas. Gun aficionados... (GunPolicy.org)

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Finlande

Finnish Firearm Registration Simplified

25 June 2017

Yle News

[Editor's note: Translated from Finnish to English by GunPolicy.org] New gun laws will soon make it easier for people to obtain firearms permits in Finland. The reforms will allow many firearm permit applications to be made on the internet, without a face-to-face meeting with police - even for first-time applicants. Gun permit applicants will also no longer be required to undergo psychological evaluations. The reforms go into effect at the beginning of next... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Yle News

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Finlande,Europe du Nord

Seizure of Illicit Weapons Increases

24 May 2017

Iltalehti News

[Editor's note: Translated from Finnish to English by GunPolicy.org] The number of firearms and supplies seized by the police has increased. Last year, 5,384 (2016) firearms or weapons were seized by the police, compared to 3,675 (2015) in the previous... (GunPolicy.org)

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Yémen,Turkménistan,Finlande,Ouzbékistan,Arabie saoudite,Émirats arabes unis

Finland Under Scrutiny for Rising Arms Exports to Conflict Zones

1 November 2016

Modern Tokyo Times

As the global economy continues its slow recovery from the 2008–2009 worldwide recession, armament sales appear to have been one of the few recession-proof export sectors. The greater Middle East has been main emporium for such purchases. While the United States and Russia remain the world's two leading armaments exporters, other countries have also rushed in to fill niche markets, such as small arms, training aircraft and light artillery. Notably, Finland has been... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Norvège,Finlande,Espagne,Islande,Nouvelle Zélande,Royaume-Uni,Irlande

Handling Violence in Countries Where Police Don't Carry Guns

9 July 2016

Quartz (USA)

Another week, another police shooting in the United States. So far this year, 569 people have been killed by US police, according to The Guardian's count. Police brutality is a horrific normality and, in more ways than one, black men being shot by police has become the modern-day equivalent of lynching. But, of course, it doesn't have to be this way. A police officer does not have to shoot to kill and, in several countries, a police officer does not even have to carry... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Mexique,Honduras,Finlande,Philippines,Thaïlande,Royaume-Uni

US Gun Smugglers Illegally Sent Firearms to 46 Countries

16 March 2016

Washington Post

Arms trafficking from within the United States, long thought to be relegated to gun-running for Mexican drug cartels, is far more extensive than previously thought, according to a new report by a weapons research group released Wednesday. The report, published by the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey, examines more than 150 court cases involving arms trafficking from within the United States from 2010-2015. Spanning 46 countries and six continents, the report details... (GunPolicy.org)

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Argentine,Canada,Mexique,Australie,Royaume-Uni,Russie,Chine,Afrique du Sud,États-Unis,Israël,Norvège,Finlande,Allemagne,Suisse

Three European Countries Lead US in Mass Shootings: WSJ

3 October 2015

Wall Street Journal

The latest U.S. shooting that ended in the deaths of 10 people at an Oregon college last week is reigniting calls for tighter gun laws and prompting comparisons to gun violence in other countries. President Barack Obama asked why Americans can't follow the example of the U.K. and Australia. They crafted laws that "almost eliminate mass shootings," he said. "We know there are ways to prevent it." Adam Lankford, an associate professor at the University of Alabama... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Yémen,Suisse,Finlande,Serbie

US Has 5% of World's Population, 31% of Mass Shootings

23 August 2015

EurekAlert! The Global Source for the Science News (USA) - American Association for the Advancement of Science

Chicago - Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to new research that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). "The United States, Yemen, Switzerland, Finland, and Serbia are ranked as the Top 5 countries in firearms owned per capita, according to the 2007 Small... (GunPolicy.org)

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Finlande

Finnish Police Fired Their Guns Only Six Times in 2013

19 December 2014

YLE (Finland)

Finnish Police fired their guns on duty only six times in 2013, reports the Finnish news agency STT. "The Finnish Police respond to slightly more than one million different kinds of emergency situations per year, so in light of this fact, it is very rare that we resort to using firearms," says Jukka Salomaa, an instructor in the use of force and strategies of engagement at Finland's Police University College. The UK magazine The Economist reported in August that... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : YLE (Finland)

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Finlande

Duo Jailed for Plotting Shooting Spree at University of Helsinki

29 June 2014

Helsinki Times

The District Court of Helsinki on Thursday sentenced a 24-year-old man and woman to prison terms for a conspiracy to carry out a killing spree at the University of Helsinki. The male defendant was sentenced to a prison term of three years and one month for the preparation of an aggravated offence against the health and life of others, and the possession of sexually obscene pictures depicting children following the discovery of 28 videos on his computer of minors... (GunPolicy.org)

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Finlande

Law Change Sees Fewer Firearm Permits Granted in Finland

15 May 2014

YLE (Finland)

Changing gun ownership laws in Finland have resulted in a decrease in the number of permits issued. Last year just under 60,000 permits were issued, compared with more than 85,000 in 2007. While the Finnish government has recommended changes to firearm ownership laws for this year - a move that the police believe will curb the general public's enthusiasm for applying for firearm permits - the numbers are already down. Last year, 59,324 gun permits were issued whereas... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : YLE (Finland)

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Australie,États-Unis,Royaume-Uni,Finlande

Australia, Scotland and Finland Changed Gun Laws after Mass Shootings

3 April 2014

Global Post (Boston)

The immeasurably tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and six adults dead in December 2012, horrified the world and briefly ignited a debate about gun control. Nine months later, the debate was held all over again after the mass shooting at a US Navy Yard in Washington, DC that killed 13 people. America's most recent mass shooting took place Wednesday evening at Fort Hood Army base in Texas. The base was also the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Slovénie,Malte,Salvador,Danemark,Croatie,Hongrie,Finlande,Estonie,France,Espagne,Italie,Bulgarie,Royaume-Uni,Allemagne,Slovaquie,Irlande,Lettonie,Roumanie

Methodists Welcome 18 Countries Ratifying Arms Trade Treaty Including UK

3 April 2014

Christian Today

The Methodist Church has praised the government's ratification of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty. The President of the Methodist Conference, the Reverend Ruth Gee, hailed it as a "legal milestone that should help to protect those who are abused and oppressed". Countries that ratify the treaty will be required to establish national arms regulators to control the exporting of conventional weapons and weapons components, and to properly regulate arms brokers. Domestic weapon... (GunPolicy.org)

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Italie,Royaume-Uni,Slovaquie,Allemagne,Roumanie,France,Espagne,Bulgarie,Croatie,Malte,Danemark,Salvador,Estonie,Finlande,Hongrie,Irlande,Slovénie,Union Européenne,Lettonie

18 Countries Ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

2 April 2014

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty's entry into force. The ambassadors of the 18 countries handed over the documents at a U.N. ceremony on the first anniversary of the General Assembly's adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, which is aimed at stemming the global... (GunPolicy.org)

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Finlande

Finnish Police Worried as Gangs Amass Guns

9 January 2014

YLE (Finland)

According to Finnish police local underworld groups appear to be amassing more firepower each year and seem to be placing more emphasis on arming their members. Detective Inspector Tapio Kalliokoski of the National Bureau of Investigation said that the development is worrying. "Firearms aren't toys. They are acquired for a certain purpose, whether it be self defence against other gangs or then as a precaution. For years police have been concerned about whether we are... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : YLE (Finland)

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Finlande

Five Injured After 'Chaotic' Shooting in Finland

14 December 2013

Xinhua

HELSINKI - Five people were shot and wounded in the Finnish capital city of Helsinki on Friday night, local media reported on Saturday. Four men and one woman were among the wounded and were sent to hospital. Reports said that no one's life was in danger. The shooting happened at midnight in Malminkartano Square in northern Helsinki as several gun shots were heard. The police received the first emergency call around 1:00 a.m. Saturday. Preliminary investigation... (GunPolicy.org)

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Danemark,Finlande,Pays-Bas,Suisse,Allemagne,Europe,États-Unis,France,Israël,Espagne,Autriche,Angleterre et pays de Galles,Union Européenne

Authorities Worry 3-D Printers May Undermine Europe's Gun Laws

17 October 2013

New York Times

PARIS — The gun fired four shots into a gelatin block. Each nine-millimeter bullet punched deep into the substance, which was meant to mimic the density of a human body. For the experts at the Austrian Interior Ministry performing the test, it was a clear sign: This was a deadly weapon. But it was no ordinary gun. The officials had downloaded the gun's digital blueprints from the Internet and "printed" the weapon on a type of 3-D printer that any person could buy... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni,Pays-Bas,Suisse,Finlande,Afrique du Sud,Angleterre et pays de Galles,Japon,États-Unis

Around the World, Gun Ownership and Firearms Deaths Go Together

18 September 2013

National Public Radio (USA), Blog

A study on guns, violence and mental health, long scheduled to be published this week, finds that gun ownership is a bigger factor than mental illness when it comes to firearms deaths. But the data suggest that both play roles. Earlier research has found that places with high rates of gun ownership have more firearms deaths, but critics of those findings say that it could be that people living in dangerous places are apt to buy firearms to protect themselves. And the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Finlande

Tighter Gun Laws in Finland Halve Permits Granted, New Storage Rules Planned

6 September 2013

YLE (Finland)

Interior Minister Päivi Räsänen says she's satisfied with new proposals for even tighter restrictions on gun ownership in Finland. Räsänen told Yle that a previous raft of measures introduced in 20011 [sic] has already borne fruit, halving the number of gun permits granted. According to Räsänen the number of firearms licenses issued has declined, partly because of age limits and in other cases due to a requirement to prove a reasonable case for owning a firearm,... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : YLE (Finland)

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