International Pressure on Finland to Change Gun Control Laws
"If you look at the rate of homicides with firearms (in Finland), the figure is very low," Interior Ministry spokesman Ilkka Salmi said. "People using guns are hunters. They live in rural areas. It's part of the life over there."
According to a government study in 2002, 14 percent of homicides in Finland are gun-related.
International gun control activists have urged the Finns to rethink their laws in the wake of Wednesday's tragedy. . . . . .
The article contains the absurd claim that Finland with 1.6 million guns and 5.2 million people ranks 3rd in civilian gun ownership worldwide. Finland does have a high gun ownership rate, but it isn't third. In any case, possibly it will cause people to realize that other countries own a lot of guns besides the US.