Gun Ban in Finland?

50,000 signed the petition:

The petition, calling for a total ban on private ownership of guns with barrels shorter than 600 millimeters (23.6 inches), was handed over to Interior Minister Anne Holmlund.

Finnish defense minister Elisabeth Rehn was among those who signed the petition.

Pardon me, but wouldn’t that ban most rifles too?  I own only a handful of rifles that have barrels that long, including my .22LR Kimber target rifle.  It’s good to see we’re not the only country plauged with anti-gun activists that like to tell the public they are banning one thing, when they are really banning another.

7 thoughts on “Gun Ban in Finland?”

  1. The petition was signed by Donald Duck and Saddam Hussein among others. It really shouldn’t be taken seriously. The situation on the whole is serious, though.

  2. Maybe it is a mistranslation. Defining handguns as less than 600mm, in total length, would be similar to other countries’ definition of a handgun.

  3. +1 LOL

    Why do Finns oil their gardens?
    To keep their guns from rusting.

    Seriously, tho, this is interesting: Finland has ~5 million folks, er, Finns, so does this mean that ~1% of folks, er, Finns, can strip the rights away from the majority?

    I mean, Finland is a Republic…

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