At this time, in province of Bergamo 13 thousand people they have a gun port. Hunting rifle (in that case we speak of license), pistol for sporting use, many, personal defense, few. Then there is the rest, plus. They are the people who own a weapon for the most disparate reasons, because it is inherited or with an old gunport that has expired, for example. They must report it to the carabinieri competent for their place of residence (for the city, at the police station), attaching a medical certificate. Port or possession are two different things, but the result is the same: a gun in the house. If the photograph is 13 weapon ports, the number is bound to increase.
Every year 2.500 requests arrive, including new ones and renewals: the police headquarters releases 500-600 only new ones for sports use, while there are 200 between no and revocations. The requests for sporting use prevail, while the new hunters are decreasing, on the 20/30 requests. Having a carry-on does not mean being able to circulate armed, which is granted only for personal defense (the prefecture releases it, in other cases the police headquarters) reserved for a hundred people exposed for work or for documented episodes. In the case of sports use, the gun can be taken out of the house, unloaded and in its case, only for the journey home-range and back.
The same goes for the shotgun: home-hunting area. To have a firearm license (even for detention only) you need a certificate from the general practitioner which must be taken to the Ats or to a military doctor at a driving school. It is valid for 3 months, within which you go to the shooting range to receive a qualification which is presented at the police station. At this point it is the arms office to take care of the investigation, investigating not only if there are complaints or police precedents but also collecting information on the territory to understand if the person is reliable. Hunters also need a hunting qualification, after a course in the Province.
From 2018, the renewal of the firearms license must be done every 5 years and no longer 6 (with the drawing of the medical certificate and the preliminary investigation). L'Article 39 of the Consolidated Law on Public Security provides that "in cases of urgency, the officers and public security agents provide for the immediate precautionary withdrawal" of the weapon. In case of threats or a dispute, for example. The withdrawal is communicated to the police headquarters or the prefecture which, considered on a case-by-case basis, they will decide whether to remove the firearms license. Even if only an excess of caution, in the meantime the rifle or pistol are protected (Courier of Bergamo).