The legal possession of firearms varies by country and region, but in general, people who may legally possess a firearm are usually:

  1. Adults who do not have health or psychological contraindications to owning firearms.

  2. Persons who have completed appropriate training related to the use of firearms.

  3. Persons who have obtained appropriate permits and licenses from government authorities.

  4. People who do not have a criminal record or have not been convicted of violent or drug offences.

However, it is important to note that firearms requirements may vary by country and region and these laws are variable, so always obtain up-to-date information from reliable sources.

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​Responsibilities of the owner of a firearm

Owning a firearm comes with many responsibilities that must be followed to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Below are some of the basic duties of a firearm owner:

  1. Safe storage of weapons – firearms should be stored in a safe place, e.g. in a safe or special gun cabinet, away from children, third parties and potential thieves.

  2. Proper use of firearms – Know and follow the rules for safe handling of firearms at all times. Before using the weapon, check that it is fully functional.

  3. Keeping your firearm clean – Regular cleaning and maintenance of your firearm is important for its long life and to keep it safe.

  4. Reporting the loss, theft or sale of a weapon – If a weapon is lost, stolen or sold, the appropriate authorities must be notified immediately.

  5. Compliance with Laws – The possession of firearms is regulated by law, so you must comply with all laws regarding their possession, transport and use.

  6. Renewing your gun license regularly – Most countries require you to renew your gun license regularly.

Compliance with these obligations is not only legally mandatory, but also important to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

​What are the penalties for non-compliance with firearms laws?

In Poland, the possession and use of firearms is regulated by the Act of 21 May 1999 on weapons and ammunition. Failure to comply with the provisions of this Act may result in different penalties depending on the type of violation.

Here are some examples of penalties for non-compliance with firearms laws in Poland:

  1. Possession or use of firearms without the required permits or permits – the penalty for this offense is imprisonment from 6 months to 8 years.

  2. Failure to report the loss or theft of firearms – in the event of such a violation, the penalty is imprisonment of up to 3 years.

  3. Failure to secure weapons against unauthorized access – this offense is punishable by imprisonment of up to 3 years.

  4. Possession of firearms in public places, such as shops, schools, churches, etc. – the penalty for this crime is imprisonment from 3 months to 5 years.

  5. Possession or use of illegal firearms, such as automatic weapons, submachine guns, etc. – the penalty for such an offense is imprisonment from 3 to 8 years.

Please note that the penalties listed are only examples and depending on the seriousness of the offense committed and other circumstances, these penalties may be greater or lesser.