Helsinki - Finnish handgun laws are to be tightened, with more provisions planned to screen people applying for a handgun license, according to draft legislation released Wednesday.
The measures presented by the Interior Ministry were to be subject for review by various agencies and other groups.
There have been calls for tighter handgun laws in the wake of two school shootings in recent years. The most recent shooting, in September 2008 at a trade school in Kauhajoki, in western Finland, claimed 11 lives.
The gunmen in both school shootings bought handguns after briefly being member of shooting clubs.