Unfortunately I know nothing about your supervisory authorities? In Russia under the new law has the right to own the smooth-bore weapon (for self-defense or hunting - too there are certain restrictions) the citizen of Russia who reached 21 years (earlier this age began with 18, since in our country is age of majority), not standing on the account in narcology and not having problems with the law, passed special training ($100) and having the medical certificate (the therapist, the oculist, the expert in narcology, etc.) . We hand over the medical certificate, the certificate on training, the reference from the local police officer in special allowing body at regional police which is engaged in traffic in weapons control, within a month (as a rule about 2-3 weeks) they are obliged to grant the license for acquisition of the weapon then I buy the shot weapon in shop, at plant or from hands (the detachable coupon from the license remains in shop if I buy from the individual, we sign the contract in allowing body). After that I bear the weapon with the license in allowing body where verify numbers on the weapon and in permission after that I am given out permission to knowledge of the weapon for 5 years. With the cut weapon the same, but previously I have to own the smooth-bore weapon not less than 5 years (it belongs to any kind of the cut weapon, even to 22LR, except pneumatics - hunting pneumatics, with power over 7,5 J it is equated to the smooth-bore weapon and it is also necessary to get permission on an established order for it). Military and police officers have the right to get the weapon without training and cut have the right not to wait for 5 years. At us hunting with the throwing weapon (bow and arbalests) is allowed only in private enterprises on the animals who are grown up in them, and in all territory of Russia is forbidden.