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Subsection 3 - Weapons Act (WaffG)


Section 2 Handling of weapons or ammunition

Subsection 3 Special permissions for certain groups of people

§ 13 Acquisition and possession of firearms and ammunition by hunters, carrying and shooting for hunting purposes




1.
it is made credible that they need the firearms and ammunition for hunting or for training in hunting shooting, including hunting shooting competitions, and

2.
the firearms and ammunition to be acquired are not prohibited under the Federal Hunting Act in the version applicable at the time of acquisition (hunting weapons and ammunition).




(5) Hunters do not require a license to acquire and possess ammunition for long weapons in accordance with Paragraph 1 No. 2, unless it is prohibited under the Federal Hunting Act as amended.

(6) 1A hunter may carry hunting weapons for authorized hunting including shooting in and at in the area, for training hunting dogs in the area, for hunting protection or for forest protection without a permit and may shoot with them; even in connection with these activities, he is not permitted to carry hunting weapons ready to fire without a permit. The shooting of animals that are subject to nature conservation law is equivalent to authorized hunting if the nature conservation law exception or exemption provides for killing by a holder of a hunting license.

(7) 1 Holders of a youth hunting license within the meaning of Section 16 of the Federal Hunting Act are not granted a license to acquire and possess firearms and the ammunition intended for them. 2You may only acquire firearms and the ammunition intended for them for the duration of the pursuit of hunting or training in hunting shooting including hunting shooting competitions without a permit, possess them, carry firearms and shoot with them; even in connection with these activities, they are not allowed to carry their hunting weapons ready to fire without permission.

(8) 1Persons in training as hunters may acquire, own and use hunting weapons that are not ready to fire during training without permission under the supervision of an instructor if they have reached the age of 14 and the guardian and the training manager give their consent in a written or electronic authorization certificate have declared. 2The person has to carry the authorization certificate with him during the training.

(9) 1Sections 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 apply accordingly to silencers. 2The silencers according to sentence 1 may only be used with long guns approved for hunting for ammunition with center fire in the context of hunting and hunting practice shooting.




§ 14 Acquisition and possession of firearms and ammunition by sport shooters



(1) 1The license to acquire and possess firearms and ammunition for the purpose of sport shooting is only granted if the applicant has reached the age of 21, contrary to Section 4 (1) No. 1. 2 Sentence 1 does not apply to the acquisition and possession of firearms up to a caliber of 5.6 mm lfB (.22 lr) for ammunition with rimfire ignition if the muzzle energy of the projectiles does not exceed 200 joules (J), and single-shot long weapons with smooth Barrels with a caliber of 12 or smaller, provided that sporting shooting with such weapons is permitted by the approved sports regulations of a shooting sports association.

(2) A need for the acquisition and possession of firearms and the ammunition intended for them is recognized by members of a shooting sports club that belongs to a shooting sports association recognized in accordance with Section 15 (1).

(3) 1For the need to acquire firearms and the ammunition intended for them, a certificate from the shooting sports association or one of its affiliated sub-associations must be made credible that

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the member has been shooting sport in a club with firearms requiring a permit for at least twelve months,

2.
the member has participated in shooting in a club within the past twelve months at least

a)
has exercised once in every full month of this period, or

b)
Has exercised a total of 18 times within this period,

and

3.
the weapon to be acquired is approved and required for a sport discipline according to the sporting regulations of the shooting sports association.

2 As a rule, no more than two firearms may be acquired within six months.

(4) 1For the need to possess firearms and the ammunition intended for them, a certificate from the shooting sports association or one of its affiliated sub-associations must be made credible that the member has been involved in shooting in a club with its own in the last 24 months before the need is examined weapon requiring a license

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operated at least once every three months during this period or

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has operated at least six times within a completed period of twelve months each.

2If the member owns both long and short weapons, the evidence according to sentence 1 must be provided for weapons of both categories. 3If ten years have passed since the first entry of a firearm in the gun ownership card or the first issue of an ammunition acquisition license, membership in a shooting sports club according to paragraph 2 is sufficient for the shooter to continue his needs; Membership is to be proven in the context of the follow-up examinations according to § 4 paragraph 4 by a certificate from the shooting club.

(5) A need of sport shooters according to paragraph 2 for the acquisition and possession of more than three semi-automatic long guns and more than two multi-shot handguns for cartridge ammunition as well as the ammunition required for this is made credible by submitting a certificate from the shooting sports association of the applicant in compliance with paragraph 2 after which the further weapon

1.
is required by him to practice other sports disciplines or

2.
is required to practice competitive sport

and the applicant has regularly participated in shooting sports competitions.

(6) Sport shooters who pursue shooting in a shooting association as a registered member in accordance with Section 15 (1), in deviation from Section 10 (1), sentence 3, taking into account Section 3, sentence 1, numbers 1 and 2 and sentence 2, are granted an unlimited permit which entitles the holder to purchase a total of up to ten single-shot long guns with smooth and rifled barrels, repeating long guns with rifled barrels and single-barreled short guns for cartridge ammunition and multi-shot short and long guns with primer ignition (percussion weapons).




§ 15 Shooting Associations, Shooting Clubs



(1) A national association of shooting clubs is recognized as a shooting sports association within the meaning of this Act, which

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is organized in shooting clubs at least in every country in which his sport shooters are based,

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has at least 10,000 sport shooters who shoot with firearms as members in total in his clubs,

3.
engages in shooting sports as a mass sport and competitive sport,

4.
a)
on proper training in shooting clubs and

b)
to encourage young talent to carry out age-appropriate shooting sports for children or young people in these clubs

works towards

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regularly organizes or takes part in national competitions,

6.
organizes the sporting activities in the clubs on the basis of an approved shooting sport regulation and

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As part of a set procedure, the shooting clubs belonging to it are obliged and regularly checked to ensure that they are

a)
fulfill their obligations under this Act or on the basis of this Act,

b)
provide evidence of the frequency of the shooting activities of each of their members during the last 24 months prior to the examination of the need according to § 4 paragraph 4, unless a case of § 14 paragraph 4 sentence 3 is present, and

c)
have their own shooting ranges for the disciplines operated according to the shooting sports regulations or provide evidence of regulated usage options for such shooting ranges.

(2) 1The prerequisites of paragraph 1 No. 1, 2 or 4 letter b can be deviated from if the special nature of the association requires this, public interests do not conflict and the association offers the guarantee that the other requirements according to paragraph 1 are met to fulfill the orderly practice of shooting sports. 2A deviation from the requirement according to Paragraph 1 No. 2 is only permissible in compliance with sentence 1 for associations that have at least 2,000 sport shooters who shoot with firearms as members in their clubs.

(3) Recognition in accordance with paragraph 1 is carried out by the Federal Administrative Office in consultation with the competent authorities in accordance with Section 48 paragraph 1 of the country in which the shooting sports association is based and, unless the shooting sports association is only active in the territory of this country, in consultation with the competent authorities of the other countries in accordance with Section 48 (1).

(4) 1The competent authority has the right to request proof of the existence of the prerequisites for recognition at any time. 2The recognition can be withdrawn if the prerequisites for its granting according to paragraph 1 have not been met; it must be withdrawn if the requirements are still not met. 3The recognition is to be revoked if one of the requirements for its grant no longer applies. 4Recognition, withdrawal and revocation are to be published in the Federal Gazette. 5From the point at which the revocation of recognition cannot be contested, the certificates of the relevant association according to Section 14 Paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 are no longer recognized as a suitable means of substantiation. 6If the reason for the revocation of recognition raises doubts about the correctness of the content of certificates, the authorities can refrain from recognizing the certificates as soon as the hearing is initiated. 7The recognition authority shall inform the bodies involved in the recognition in accordance with paragraph 3 of the initiation and conclusion of the procedure for revoking the recognition.

(5) The shooting club is obliged to immediately inform the competent authority of marksmen who hold a gun ownership card and who have left their club.




§ 15a Sports Regulations



(1) 1Sporty shooting occurs when shooting is carried out in accordance with fixed rules of an approved sports regulation. 2Shooting exercises in combat-like shooting, in particular the use of targets or targets that represent or symbolize people, are not permitted in shooting sports.

(2) 1The Federal Office of Administration decides on the initial approval and amendment of the parts of the sports regulations of associations and clubs that are relevant for the implementation of this Act and the statutory ordinances issued on its basis. 2The initial approval or the approval of changes takes place if the parts of the sports regulations to be examined meet the requirements of this Act and the statutory ordinance issued on the basis of paragraph 4. 3A change is considered approved if the Federal Office of Administration does not request changes within three months of receipt of all necessary test documents or notifies the person concerned that the test cannot be completed for other important reasons.


(4) The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs is empowered to issue regulations on the requirements and content of the sports regulations for sporting shooting by means of an ordinance with the consent of the Federal Council to avert dangers to public safety or order, taking into account the legitimate interests of shooting sports to issue and in particular to stipulate that certain firearms from shooting sports are wholly or partially excluded due to their design, handling or mode of action.




§ 15b Advisory Board for Shooting Sports



The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs is empowered to form a committee by ordinance with the consent of the Federal Council, in which representatives of the federal and state authorities involved are to be appointed as well as representatives of the sport and the Federal Administration Office in questions of the recognition of a shooting sports association and the approval of shooting sport regulations in accordance with Section 15a Paragraphs 2 and 3, taking into account weapon-related issues.




Section 16 Acquisition and possession of firearms and ammunition by traditional shooters, carrying weapons and shooting for the purpose of maintaining customs



(1) A need for the acquisition and possession of single-shot long guns and up to three repeating long guns as well as the ammunition intended for this is recognized by members of an association that carries weapons for the maintenance of customs (traditional shooters), if they demonstrate by means of a certificate from the traditional shooter association, that they need these weapons to maintain customs.

(2) For events at which it is customary to carry weapons for a special occasion, the special license to carry firearms mentioned in paragraph 1 sentence 1 as well as other weapons required for the maintenance of customs within the meaning of § 1 can be granted for a period of five years Paragraph 2 No. 2 can be issued to a responsible head of the Customs Rifle Association under the conditions of Section 42 Paragraph 2, if it is ensured that the necessary care is observed.

(3) The permission to shoot with the firearms mentioned in paragraph 1 sentence 1 outside of shooting ranges with cartridge ammunition at events according to paragraph 2 can be granted for a period of five years to a responsible head of the traditional rifle association. She's about to fail, though

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in whose person a prerequisite according to § 4 Paragraph 1 No. 1 to 4 does not exist,

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observance of the necessary care is not guaranteed,

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Dangers or considerable disadvantages for individuals or the general public are to be feared and cannot or cannot be prevented by conditions

4.
no liability insurance protection according to § 4 Paragraph 1 No. 5 has been proven.

The permit according to sentence 1 can be combined with the exemption according to paragraph 2.

(4) In the cases of paragraphs 2 and 3 or in the case of an exemption pursuant to Section 42, paragraph 2, traditional shooters may carry and shoot firearms without a permit. You may carry the firearms required to maintain the tradition without a permit, even in connection with events at which it is customary to carry weapons for a special occasion for which a permit has been granted in accordance with Paragraph 2 or Section 42 Paragraph 2.


§ 17 Acquisition and possession of firearms or ammunition by weapons or ammunition collectors



(1) A need to acquire and possess firearms or ammunition is recognized in the case of persons who can substantiate that they need firearms or ammunition for a culturally and historically significant collection (gun collectors, ammunition collectors); A scientific and technical collection is also of cultural and historical significance.

(2) The license to purchase firearms or ammunition is usually granted for an unlimited period. It can be linked to the condition that a list of the stocks of firearms must be submitted to the authority at certain time intervals.

(3) Permission to acquire and possess firearms or ammunition is also granted to an heir, legatee or beneficiary (acquirer as a result of inheritance) who continues an existing collection of the testator within the meaning of paragraph 1.


§ 18 Acquisition and possession of firearms or ammunition by weapons or ammunition experts



(1) A need to acquire and possess firearms or ammunition is recognized in the case of persons who can credibly demonstrate that they are using firearms or ammunition for scientific or technical purposes, for testing, appraisal, investigation or for a similar purpose (weapons, ammunition experts) need.

(2) 1The license to acquire firearms or ammunition is usually granted

1.
for firearms or ammunition of any kind and

2.
unlimited

granted. 2It can be linked to the condition that a list of the stocks of firearms must be submitted to the authority at certain time intervals.




Section 19 Acquisition and possession of firearms and ammunition, carrying firearms by persons at risk



(1) A need to acquire and possess a firearm and the ammunition intended for it is recognized by a person who credibly demonstrates

1.
to be endangered significantly more than the general public by attacks on life or limb and

2.
that the acquisition of firearms and ammunition is suitable and necessary to reduce this risk.

(2) A need to carry a firearm is recognized if it is made credible that the requirements according to paragraph 1 also exist outside of one's own home, business premises or one's own pacified property.


Section 20 Acquisition and possession of firearms by acquirers as a result of inheritance



(1) Within one month of accepting the inheritance or the expiry of the period prescribed for disclaiming the inheritance, the heir must apply for a gun ownership card to be issued for the firearms subject to authorization belonging to the estate or for their entry in a gun ownership card that has already been issued; for the legatee or by condition beneficiaries, this period begins with the acquisition of the firearms.

(2) Deviating from Section 4, Paragraph 1, the acquirer as a result of an inheritance shall be granted the permit applied for in accordance with paragraph 1 if the testator was the authorized owner and the applicant is reliable and personally suitable.

(3) 1For firearms that require a license and ammunition that requires a license, for which the purchaser can assert a need under Section 8 or Section 13 et seq. As a result of an inheritance, the provisions of Section 4 (1) No. 1 to 3 and Section 8 apply and §§ 13 to 18 apply. 2If no need can be asserted, firearms must be secured by a state-of-the-art blocking system and ammunition subject to authorization must be rendered unusable within a reasonable period of time or left to an authorized person. 3Securing by means of a blocking system is not required if the acquirer of the hereditary weapon is already the authorized owner of a firearm that requires a permit due to a need in accordance with Section 8 or Section 13 et seq. 4For the transport of the firearm in connection with the installation of the blocking system, § 12 Paragraph 3 No. 2 applies accordingly.

(4) 1The Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Home Affairs, after hearing a group of representatives from science, the persons concerned, the business community and the highest state authorities responsible for weapons law, draws up rules corresponding to the state of security technology (Technical Guideline - Blocking Systems for Hereditary Weapons ) for a blocking system according to paragraph 3 sentence 2 as well as for its approval procedure and publishes this in the Federal Gazette. 2The verification of conformity and approval of newly developed blocking systems in accordance with the Technical Guideline is carried out by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.

(5) 1The installation and unlocking of blocking systems may only be carried out by holders of a weapons manufacturing license or a weapons trading license in accordance with Section 21, Paragraph 1, or by their employees who are authorized to do so. Temporary unblocking for a special occasion is possible. 3§ 39 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 applies accordingly.

(6) 1The weapons authority shall, upon request, permit exceptions to the obligation to secure all hereditary weapons with a locking system that corresponds to the state of the art in security technology, if or for as long as a corresponding locking system is not yet in place for one or more hereditary weapons. 2An exception can also be granted for hereditary weapons that are or are to become part of a culturally and historically significant collection in accordance with Section 17.



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