Hello. There are 4 catagories: A Licence, which is the first one you get. You need to be 20 years old, clean criminal record and
get a physc eval from a Dr. Then its is a 3 day course, theaory, practical and a test. When I did this yearssss ago, and was picking
up my new licence, a strange looking boy was coming to get a refund, because he was denied a licence.
The A licence only allows you to buy small cal rifles like .22 and non semi auto shotguns.
Once you had the A licence for one year, with no offences recorded, you can apply for B licence.
That gives you the right to own large cal rifles up to 8MM max and semi auto shotguns.
C licence is a speciality for demolitions guys.
D licence is for hand guns. Need to be in a gun club for a min of 2 years, and the club has to sign your
Police application.This gives you also a licence for semi auto rifles, which are already on the registry.
(not to import new SA rifles. That was banned in 1977)
For larger them 8mm rifles or large cal hunting rifles, you need to take an additional course or show that
you are a big game hunter.
Collector licence is in a catagory of its own. Lots of requirements. Burglar alarm, you storage area inspected
by Police and fire dept. I think a gun licence for 10 years min. With this licence, you can own machine guns,
deactivated or live. But you need to apply for a permit to use them which is valid for 1 year.
Gun ownership in Iceland is very high, I think 14th ranking in the world. Yet, In the past 30 years, I can only
think of 3 murders where guns were involved.