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Can you have guns in Poland?

RockyMason 19 | 250  
13 Feb 2008 /  #1
If so what are ur limits and licenses needed? Can u carry concealed? Can u carry in ur car if u have a rack?
plk123 8 | 4,148  
13 Feb 2008 /  #2
not you. lol
OP RockyMason 19 | 250  
14 Feb 2008 /  #3
I need a better explanation than that.... wat are the regulations for "citizens" then lol?
14 Feb 2008 /  #4
you need a permit and a good reason. go speak to the police about it.
JoGirl - | 8  
14 Feb 2008 /  #5
right, permit for wearing the gun is indeed required and in most cases police dont agree for people to posses a gun - 'just coz they want to'. In most cases they advise to have a gas or paralizer.

Even cups do not have guns 'for their own' while off duty.
14 Feb 2008 /  #6
Just asking, but why the hell do you want to carry a guy in Poland? The basic rule is unless you need a special reason to do so i.e. security or such like, then the general public are not allowed to carry guns.
anja_rose 3 | 37  
14 Feb 2008 /  #7
My bf is polish living in uk, he has a shotgun licence in the uk, but despite this and having pl nationality he still finding it hard to get pl permision tto have his gun!! so i would chance! they are more strict than the uk in fact.
Dice 15 | 452  
14 Feb 2008 /  #8
What about hunting? What do you do when there is more deer than the land can support? Do you let them starve in the winter? What if there is to many rabbit, or fox etc? I think (not sure) there was some hunting even in the communist times, or am I mistaken?
davidpeake 14 | 451  
14 Feb 2008 /  #9
there is hunting clubs in Poland, but i beleive you need to be a number to own guns
14 Feb 2008 /  #10
yes there are hunting clubs, but places are limited and it takes ages to get in. You can go hunting with them as a guest but if you don't know anyone there, it costs a fortune.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
14 Feb 2008 /  #11
What do you do when there is more deer than the land can support

have you colonials never heard of Game Keepers,ya know,people who have a legitimate reason for blasting creatures to bits rather than just drunken yahoos on a weekend jolly?
plk123 8 | 4,148  
14 Feb 2008 /  #12

human density is rather high in PL and in the regions that it's not the nature is rough.. not too much overpopulation at all.

mason: handcannons you have no chace for.. very slim on the long guns... with the attitude you show here... you're chances for any firearms are 0.
atlantic 15 | 58  
14 Feb 2008 /  #13
I guess it all depends on the type of gun, regular pistols and handguns could be the easiest to register, etc. However shotguns and the like can be harder, it could also depend on the caliber of the gun, etc. I remember someone mentioning to me about a friend of his who was legally able to bring a gun, a pistol of some sort, in Poland from the U.S. Best bet is to ask to local police.

However, I reckon gun control is a lot more stricter in Poland than in the U.S (However, this could change). I guess it's interesting you brought this subject up, considering there was another deadly shooting in the U.S at a university campus in Chicago. RIP
outintheyard 27 | 517  
15 Feb 2008 /  #14
Australia got rid of guns. Crime doubled!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Feb 2008 /  #15
Because people are opportunists. Guns are effective deterrents but the results of using them don't need to be re-stated. I'd rather see crime double than people shot
osiol 55 | 3,922  
15 Feb 2008 /  #16
Australia got rid of guns. Crime doubled!

Guns were made illegal, so a huge load of gun ownsers suddenlt became criminalised, therefore crime went up?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Feb 2008 /  #17
OsioĊ‚, that's a funny post. Crime went up, who cooked up those stats? There are so many complicated reasons for criminal actions, it can't just be simplified away to weak correlations
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Feb 2008 /  #19
As long as he wasn't a sheep hunter. Keep the guns with the farmers and army, many citizens of the world do just fine without them
JoGirl - | 8  
15 Feb 2008 /  #20
If it would be possible, I'd like to have a gun. Nice glock would do lol
plk123 8 | 4,148  
15 Feb 2008 /  #21
Australia got rid of guns. Crime doubled!

that is absolutely not true. the crime dropped like a rock actually. look up the stats.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Feb 2008 /  #22
There are always replicas JoGirl
TwojSzef - | 9  
22 Feb 2008 /  #23
It's really, really hard to have a gun permission in Poland.

BUT it's pretty easy to buy Glock or even AK-47 so we don't have weapons but criminals do. And our police sux (average time of waiting for them is about 2 hours) so u better run fast.
9 Apr 2008 /  #24
Thread attached on merging:
Gun Laws in Poland?

Hey, im moving back to Poland in a few years from Canada. I enjoy hunting and taget shooting and i was wondering of anyone has any experience with modern gun laws in poland? For example. is it possible to own semi-automatic rifles, handguns, machine guns, etc?

I know it may sound silly but i cant find info on the net about this , and its just a point of interest.

Dzienkuje Bardzo,
plk123 8 | 4,148  
9 Apr 2008 /  #25
lol.. search around the forums, there has been discussion about this in the past.. jest of is that you're kinda screwed if you love your guns unless you're an expat who is moving back for ever and is shipping all his/her jusnk back to PL.

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