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General Ordinance on the Weapons Act (AWaffV)

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Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 2 des Gesetzes vom 22.12.2011 (BGBl. I S. 3044)
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Version information: The translation includes the amendment(s) to the Act by Article 5 of the Act of 22.12.2011 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 3044)
Translations may not be updated at the same time as the German legal provisions displayed on this website. To compare with the current status of the German version, see http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/awaffv/BJNR212300003.html.

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Part 1
Verification of specialized knowledge
Section 1Scope of specialized knowledge
Section 2Examination
Section 3Verification of specialized knowledge by other means
Part 2
Verification of personal aptitude
Section 4Expert opinion on personal aptitude
Part 3
Sporting regulations; exclusion of guns; consultative committee
Section 5Sporting regulations
Section 6Guns excluded from shooting as a sport
Section 7Unlawful shooting practices in shooting as a sport
Section 8Consultative committee on shooting issues
Part 4
Use of shooting ranges
Section 9Permissible shooting practices at shooting ranges
Section 10Supervisors; supervisory care of shooting by children and young people
Section 11Supervision
Section 12Inspection of shooting ranges
Part 5
Safekeeping of weapons and ammunition
Section 13Safekeeping of weapons or ammunition
Section 14Safekeeping of weapons and ammunition at shooting club houses, at shooting ranges or at commercial undertakings
Part 6
Regulations for the arms trade
Chapter 1
Specialized knowledge
Section 15Scope of specialized knowledge
Section 16Examination
Chapter 2
Weapon manufacturers' and weapon dealers' logs
Section 17Principles of the duty to keep logs
Section 18Keeping of logs in bound form
Section 19Keeping of weapon logs in the form of card files
Section 20Keeping of logs in electronic form
Chapter 3
Marking of weapons
Section 21Marking of guns
Part 7
Training in the use of guns for defence purposes
Section 22Courses and shooting exercises
Section 23Eligibility for courses
Section 24Lists
Section 25Prohibition of courses or parts thereof; dismissal of supervisors or instructors
Part 8
Provisions relating to the European Union and third countries
Chapter 1
Application of the Act to citizens of the European Union
Section 26General provisions
Section 27Special provisions pertaining to specialized knowledge
Chapter 2
Acquisition of weapons and ammunition in other Member States; transfer and conveyance
Section 28Licences for the acquisition of weapons and ammunition in another Member State
Section 29Licences to transfer weapons and ammunition
Section 30Licences for the conveyance of weapons and ammunition to or through Germany
Section 32Notifications by the authorities
Section 33European firearms pass
Part 9
Administrative offences and final provisions
Section 34Administrative offences
Section 35(revoked)
Section 36Entry into force, expiry
Annex (to Section 15 (2), no. 2)
Types of weapons and ammunition