Apply for red gun permit for gun or ammunition collector

Service Description

Basically, you always need a permit to collect firearms and ammunition.

In general, firearms are objects intended for attack or defense, signaling, hunting, distance injection, marking, sport or play, and in which projectiles are propelled through a barrel or in which solid bodies are fired in a targeted manner, the propulsive energy of which is introduced by muscle power or another energy source and can be stored or held by a locking device (for example, crossbows, arrow launchers).

A distinction is made between firearms requiring a permit and firearms not requiring a permit. In order to be allowed to carry firearms without a permit, you need a small firearms license. Permit-required are all weapons that are not alarm, irritant and signal weapons with PTB mark in the circle. A detailed list of weapons for which you need a permit to collect can be found in Appendix 2 of the Weapons Act.

It is recommended that you inform yourself in detail about the regulations of the Weapons Law before applying.

In order to obtain permission to collect weapons and ammunition requiring a permit, you must be

  • be at least 25 years old and
  • Your need,
  • your reliability under weapons law,
  • your personal suitability,
  • your expertise in handling weapons and ammunition, and
  • the safe storage of weapons and ammunition.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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