|EUR / USD||1.37976||0.67|
|EUR / GBP||0.82571||0.59|
|USD / GBP||0.598544||-0.10|
20 July 2005
THE HAGUE – Rules for gun ownership will become stricter in August 2006, the Ministry of Justice announced on Wednesday.
Beginning next autumn, anyone who wants a weapons permit will have to be a member of a shooting club affiliated with the Koninklijke Nederlandse Schutters Associatie (KNSA).
To prevent criminals from learning to shoot in a club, aspiring members must also be licensed by the KNSA.
Weapons permits will also become easier to revoke. From next year, committing a crime will be grounds for losing one’s licence, as will ‘moving in criminal circles’.
The KNSA will conduct checks of affiliated clubs and issue licences to individual members.
Prospective members will have to submit a certificate of good behaviour, to prevent people with a criminal record from joining.
Those wishing to own a gun will be required to have a special safe. Collectors will have to submit a collection plan and will be assigned a mentor in the first year.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news
Their previous Private Wine Tastings in this cosy canal house wine shop were so successful, that Singles of Amsterdam decided to start their own Private Wine Club, meeting every month.All international singles are invited.
A guide to Dutch immigration and residency regulations
Stay up to date with the news, without having to speak the local language.
A guide to telephone, internet and television along with utility services water, electricity and gas in the Netherlands.
Lost in the Dutch immigration system? Look no further than this guide compiled for our Survival Guide 2012.
Expatica offers a whistle-stop tour of life in the modern Netherlands.
The challenges and benefits of the maternity system in the Netherlands and how it differs to other countries.