Apply for green weapon possession card for individual person

Service Description

Basically, you always need a permit to acquire and possess 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 that require a permit and those that do not. In order to be allowed to carry firearms that do not require a permit, you need a small firearms license. All weapons that are not alarm, irritant and signal weapons with PTB mark in the circle are counted as weapons requiring a permit. A detailed list of weapons for the acquisition and possession of which you need a weapons possession card can be found in Annex 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 acquire and possess weapons and ammunition requiring a permit, you must

  • have the appropriate age and
  • Your need,
  • your reliability under weapons law,
  • your personal suitability,
  • your expertise in handling weapons and ammunition, and
  • prove the safe storage of weapons and ammunition.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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