Police deal with an armed man on a train in Stockholm

Doctors not telling police about who shouldn’t have guns

Many Swedes with gun licences are medically unfit to have them, according to the country’s National Board of Health and Welfare.

Its statistics show that the number of doctors reporting such concerns about psychiatric patients to the police is low.

Laws have recently been tightened which means they have to report aggressiveness or poor mental judgement in their patients, whether they think they have a gun licence or not.

Earlier this week, there were calls for weapon licences to be even more stringently controlled, after a member of the Home Guard opened fire in a Stockholm suburb, injuring a woman before killing himself.

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