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Poland's gun control

rysiek 2 | 6  
26 Aug 2009 /  #1
Hi, I can't seem to find anything online about gun control in poland. Does anyone know anything about this? Such as a limit of guns per person and registration? I'm talking rifles and shotguns, not pistols. Also can i find, for example, 22 caliber bullets in poland or do they have a completely different system?
26 Aug 2009 /  #2
Gun laws in Poland are so strict that YOU may as well assume they are altogether illegal. Since you're unable to locate the info, you most likely won't come close to qualifying. So, to sum it up, no guns for you! :D
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
26 Aug 2009 /  #3
I don't have any info for you to read about the details of getting a firearms license in PL, but i can tell you that the jackass above is wrong. It's difficult to get one, it's difficult to get anything in poland, but hey bureaucracy in poland is a *****.
benszymanski 8 | 465  
26 Aug 2009 /  #4
To get a gun permit according to

You need to get a doctor's survey done to demonstrate that you are not mentally disturbed. You have to repeat this every 5 years.

You need to demonstrate a valid reason as to why you want a gun - i.e. you are a member of a shooting or sporting club, you have genuine reason to believe your life is in danger (and can demonstrate this somehow), etc...

You have to sit an exam (unless you are a member of the Polish Hunting Club or Polish Association for Sports Shooting and want a permit for that purpose). There are different exams depending on the purpose of gun ownership (e.g. you are a gun collector, souvenir collector, personal protection, sports, gun trainer) which vary in cost from 400 - 1000 PLN.

You have to submit an application at your local police station including a biography/resume/CV of your life detailing your education, job, any military service etc...

Your application has to include proof of employment or your documents to show you are self-employed. You have to include 2 photos and PESEL number.
OP rysiek 2 | 6  
26 Aug 2009 /  #5
thanks for the info

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