Originally Posted by Atomicman
I took a firearm safety class. Wnet to range and shot with an instructor and will do a lot more training. I also applied for a Concealed Pistol Permit that normally takes a month.
I am squeaky clean, had it in a week and a 1/2!
Firearm certificate, obligatory, at least one year membership in a club with mandatory attendance and recorded in your shootingbook, four day course, then a test by state registered firearm tester.
No criminal record, no history of mental illness, not even traffic violations, (if you can't be trusted with a car...!)
You can only own up to five arms and they must be the kind that your club is registered to fire.
Oh and in the test (written and oral) you are asked your reason for wanting a fire arm, any answer other than "sportive shooting" and you will never, ever own a fire arm.
However that is for ownership of non Swiss built arms, the SIG, like mine and other Swiss military arms: "here is your gun don't do stupid with it." CH has a militia and after service of 14 days every year until your are 35 you are allowed to take your rifle home with you.
You can't have ammo at home and must store it at the club, you can buy blackpowder but must sign a document that you do not intend to cause explosions with it.