Permit for the acquisition and possession of weapons and ammunition Granted to collectors of weapons or ammunition
Granting of a permit for the acquisition and possession of weapons and ammunition for collectors of weapons or ammunition
A need to acquire and possess firearms or ammunition is recognized by persons who credibly demonstrate that they need firearms or ammunition for a culturally and historically significant collection (gun collectors, ammunition collectors); A scientific and technical collection is also culturally and historically significant.
Permission to purchase firearms or ammunition is usually granted indefinitely. It may be subject to the requirement to submit to the Authority, at certain intervals, a statement of the stock of firearms.
Permission to acquire and possess firearms or ammunition shall also be granted to an heir, legatee or beneficiary by condition (acquirer as a result of an inheritance) who continues an existing collection of the testator within the meaning of paragraph 1.
Written form requirement (perspective: online procedure)
The applicant must have reached the age of 18, have the required reliability and personal aptitude, demonstrate the necessary competence and a need.
§ 17 Weapons Act (WaffG)
Written application to the competent weapons authority.
Written decision of the weapons authority.
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