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Weapons Act (WaffG)

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Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 2 des Gesetzes vom 4.3.2013 (BGBl. I S. 362)
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Part 1
General provisions
Section 1Purpose of the Act, definitions
Section 2Handling weapons or ammunition; list of weapons
Section 3Handling of weapons or ammunition by children and young people
Part 2
Handling weapons and ammunition
Chapter 1
General requirements for weapons and ammunition licences
Section 4Requirements for a licence
Section 5Reliability
Section 6Personal aptitude
Section 7Specialized knowledge
Section 8Need; general principles
Section 9Restrictions, additional conditions and orders
Chapter 2
Specific types of weapons or ammunition licences; exemptions
Section 10Licences to acquire, possess, carry and shoot weapons
Section 11Acquisition and possession of guns or ammunition with regard to another European Union Member State
Section 12Exemptions from licensing requirements
Chapter 3
Special licences for specific groups of people
Section 13Acquisition and possession of guns or ammunition by hunters; carrying and firing guns for the purpose of hunting
Section 14Acquisition and possession of guns and ammunition by marksmen
Section 15Shooting associations, shooting clubs
Section 15aSporting regulations
Section 15bAdvisory committee on shooting
Section 16Acquisition and possession of guns or ammunition by traditional marksmen; carrying and firing guns in order to maintain a tradition
Section 17Acquisition and possession of guns or ammunition by weapons or ammunition collectors
Section 18Acquisition and possession of guns or ammunition by weapons or ammunition experts
Section 19Acquisition and possession of guns or ammunition and carrying of guns by persons in danger
Section 20Acquisition and possession of guns by way of inheritance
Chapter 4
Special licences for weapon manufacturers, weapon dealers, shooting ranges and security firms
Section 21Commercial manufacture of and trade in weapons
Section 21aAgent`s licence
Section 22Specialized knowledge
Section 23Weapons registers
Section 24Marking requirements, marking notification requirements
Section 25Authorization and orders
Section 26Non-commercial manufacture of weapons
Section 27Shooting ranges, shooting by minors on shooting ranges
Section 28Acquisition, possession and carrying of guns or ammunition by security operators and their personnel
Section 28aAcquisition, possession and carrying of guns or ammunition by security operators and their personnel for security tasks pursuant to Section 31 (1) of the Trade Regulation Code
Chapter 5
Transferring weapons or ammunition into, through or
out of the territory governed by the Act
Section 29Transferring weapons or ammunition into the territory governed by this Act
Section 30Transferring weapons or ammunition through the territory governed by this Act
Section 31Transferring weapons or ammunition from the territory governed by this Act into other European Union Member States
Section 32Taking weapons or ammunition into, through or out of the territory governed by the Act
Section 33Obligation to register weapons or ammunition to be transferred or taken into or through the territory governed by this Act and obligation to provide evidence of authorization
Chapter 6
Duty to exercise proper care; reporting and notification requirements
Section 34Handing over weapons or ammunition; examining the right of acquisition; reporting requirements
Section 35Advertising, information requirements, trade bans
Section 36Storing weapons or ammunition
Section 37Notification requirements
Section 38Duty to carry official documents
Section 39Obligation to provide information and present weapons; searches
Chapter 7
Bans
Section 40Banned weapons
Section 41Specific weapon bans
Section 42Ban on carrying weapons at public events
Section 42aBan on carrying fake guns and certain portable objects
Part 3
Miscellaneous provisions
Section 43Collecting and transmitting personal data
Section 43aNational weapons register
Section 44Transmission to and from registration authorities
Section 44aOfficial records retention requirements
Section 45Withdrawal and revocation
Section 46Further measures
Section 47Ordinances to fulfil international agreements or to approximate to Community law
Section 48Material jurisdiction
Section 49Local jurisdiction
Section 50Costs
Part 4
Punishment and fines
Section 51Criminal offences
Section 52Criminal offences
Section 52aCriminal offences
Section 53Fines
Section 54Seizure and extended forfeiture
Part 5
Exemptions from the application of the Act
Section 55Exemptions for supreme federal and Land authorities, the Bundeswehr, police and customs administration, authorized officials in serious danger and employees of other countries
Section 56Special provisions applicable to state and other visitors
Section 57Weapons of war
Part 6
Transitional provisions, administrative provisions
Section 58Old stock
Section 59Administrative provisions
Annex 1 (to Section 1 (4))
Definitions
Part 1: Technical definitions of weapons and ammunition, classification of objects
Chapter 1: Guns
Chapter 2: Portable items
Chapter 3: Ammunition and projectiles
Part 2: Definitions for the purpose of weapons legislation
Part 3: Classification of firearms or ammunition in categories A – D in accordance with the Weapons Directive
Annex 2 (to Section 2 (2) through (4))
List of weapons
Part 1: Banned weapons
Part 2: Weapons requiring a licence
Chapter 1: Licence requirement
Chapter 2: Forms of handling not requiring a licence
Chapter 3: Less stringent licensing requirements
Part 3: Weapons exempted from all or part of the law
Chapter 1: Weapons exempted from the law, with the exception of Section 2 (1) and Section 41
Chapter 2: Weapons exempted from the law with the exception of Section 42a