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Finland Takes My Advice

Posted on the 26 July 2011 by Mikeb302000
Acting National Police Chief Pentti Saira told YLE on Saturday that Friday's attacks in Norway have given new impetus to moving ahead with changes to gun laws.
"The programme of the new government includes a second package of firearms legislation which is now under preparation. There has not yet been a deep discussion of this package, but this will now be taken up by in a steering group meeting," said Saira.
The most recent changes in firearms legislation came into force at the beginning of June. The new regulations make it more difficult to acquire handguns, and raises the minimum age for handgun ownership to 20. Since the change, applicants for gun permits are also required to undergo testing for suitability for gun ownership.

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