Finland has unveiled proposals to tighten gun laws after 20 people were killed in two school shootings in less than a year.
The Interior Ministry says the plans include raising the minimum age limit for handgun ownership from 15 to 20, and imposing other restrictions on weapons permits in a country which ranks among the top five nations in civilian gun ownership.
The ministry said Wednesday the proposals will be presented for parliamentary approval in June.
Last year, a man killed nine fellow students and a teacher before shooting himself at a vocational school in western Finland. It followed an attack 10 months earlier when a student fatally shot eight people and himself at a high school in southern Finland.