I do enjoy taking first time shooters out. Very fun indeed. No wonder guns aren't a "big deal"..... They try to make it damn near impossible for normal citizens to get anything.
Gun ownership in Poland is regulated by the Weapons and Munitions Act. A license is required to keep and purchase firearms. As a result of very strict controls, gun ownership in Poland is the lowest in the European Union, at one firearm per 100 citizens. In order to get a gun license, one must:
Prove they are not endangering themselves nor general public by passing a psychological evaluation;
Display that they have clean criminal record;
Give a valid reason for wanting to own a gun, such as sport shooting or hunting. If the reason is self-defense, one must demonstrate why he believes his life is in danger;
Pass an exam in proper weapon handling (not required for members of PZSS and PZŁ).
The psychological evaluation must be repeated every 5 years. Some other weapons, such as crossbows, require the same license as is required for firearms.