Norway: Justice Department Committee proposes new, tighter gun law

A committee established by the Norwegian Justice Department to review the national gun law has concluded with recommendations for a new law. In a press release, they said, “The proposed law places great emphasis on preventive and safety-building measures, based on the principle that there should be no more guns in society than there is a legitimate need for. [We] propose measures that secure better controls on the fulfilment of conditions for the acquiring and use of guns”. Recommendations include tighter restrictions on high capacity magazines, and consultation with an intimate partner before a gun licence is issued. The committee also recommends: regular follow-up with licence holders to monitor behaviour relating to “sobriety, reliability, health and safety”; a duty to report that would apply to health personnel, the armed forces, shooting and hunting clubs; and for these personnel to have access to the national gun registry.
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