None of this surprises me but the access to firearms. Really? I'd have guessed there would be a hunting culture in Sweden, since it's even a point of tourism. Growing up in Canada, I was faced with the same deal, finding a weapon for me at 12 was incredibly simple. Though Combat is definitely not the point of this game, as it's stated itself. I would place a lot more stock in there being traps and gadgets, as well as distractions. Like firecrackers or bottle rockets before you get on your bike and bolt.
As for driving, in Sweden there's AM Driver permits you can get at 15, and A1 you can get at 16. So tractor trucks and mopeds, at least on the older non-adult PCs. Even then, breaking the law can be a great part of an adventure.
Well, there are firearms around, but mostly in rural areas (hunting rifles, shotguns). Also, children of police officers, Home Guard soldiers, active officers and officers in the reserve could have access to Mauser m/96 rifles, SMGs or pistols. Sports and recreational shooters weren't (and aren't) that common. Otherwise, there isn't much of a gun culture.
As for driving, an EPA-traktor
(tractor truck) or a moped
can be available for those who have turned 15 (even if 14 was more common in rural areas). Limited to 30 kph, it wasn't uncommon that they were tweaked to go at speeds of 40-50 kph. Back in the 80's, you didn't need a license for a moped
. I'm not sure about what was required for a tractor truck, but you could have two passengers tops.
My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos, ruined dreams, this wasted land.