@feamir pretty much everything here has to be held on a Firearms Certificate which is issued by the police. Compared to USA I guess you could say it is very restrictive. To initially have an FAC granted, you apply to police with all your details, 2 referees (who have known you for 2 years min) and you sign off authority for the police to access your medical records. If granted you then have the certificate for a period of 5 years when it must then be reapplied for. You must show good cause for issue. Each gun is added to the certificate with make, model and serial number.