Differences of weapons sales regulations between the USA and France
- Differences of weapons sales regulations between the USA and France
- Problem of access
- Difference of price and access
In France for the first category (semi-automatic rifles) the right to bear an arm is very hard to obtain, to have it you must be more than 21 years old and have a license. This license must be approved by the French Federation of Shooting; you must first apply to this federation and after six months of participation to a shooting center people receive a letter from the FFS.
When the FFS allowed you to bear an arm, you must make a request to the police. They make a personal survey on the asker, when it is over and they didn't find anything thwart on the asker the police give her approbation. You then have three months to buy an arm. If you don't buy it in these three months the allowance expires. A maximum of twelve weapons can be held in which seven maximum can be first class category weapons. Also a new law passed in 1995 says that to buy any weapons of this category you must have a safe room in your house otherwise you won't be able to buy any.
-For the fifth and seventh categories (traditional two stroke shotguns, weapons with rim fire percussion) before the December 1998 decree, people who were more than eighteen years old were allowed to buy any even if some needed a registration into the police date base.