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Gun ownership card: grant - for sport shooters

The Yellow Weapon Possession Card allows sports shooters to purchase certain firearms and their ammunition.
With a gun possession card for shooters, you can purchase the following firearms:

  • Single loader long weapons with smooth and (or) drawn barrels
  • Repetier long guns with drawn runs
  • Single-loader short weapons for cartridge ammunition
  • Multi-shot short and long weapons with ignition hat ignition (percussion weapons)

The number of weapons to be purchased is not limited, but you can usually only purchase two weapons within six months.

Process flow

You will receive the Yellow Gun Ownership Card upon request.
To this end, submit the certificate issued by your shooting sports association and any other documents required to the competent authority for examination.
The competent authority checks whether the conditions are met and gives you the Yellow Weapons Possession Card. After the purchase of a weapon, registration in the Yellow Weapons Possession Card must be requested from the competent authority within two weeks.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the large independent city and the independent municipality.

Requirements

The general conditions for granting weapons permits must be met. These are:

Minimum age
In principle, a minimum age of 25 years applies. By way of derogation, the following exceptions apply:

  • A minimum age of 21 applies to the first time that a firearms permit is granted if you can provide a positive opinion on mental suitability.
  • A minimum age of 18 applies to the granting of a firearms permit for small-caliber weapons and shotguns.

Reliability
Applicants generally do not have the reliability of weapons law if they have been convicted, for example, of offences relating to the use of weapons. The determination is usually made on the basis of information from the Federal Central Register, the Central Prosecutor's Register of Proceedings and by querying the local police authorities.

Personal suitability
Personal aptitude is only available to individuals if they are mentally and physically able to handle weapons. This is not the case, for example, with alcohol or drug addiction. In the event of doubts as to his personal suitability, the competent authority shall be obliged to give the applicant, at his own expense, a specialist medical or psychological assessment.

Expertise
The applicant must have the necessary expertise. The subject matter is usually demonstrated after a course at an authorized institution by taking an examination.

Need
The applicant shall provide a certificate of a need to acquire and possess a weapon from a recognised shooting sports association. The certificate must contain at least:

  • You are a member of a shooting sports club that belongs to one of the following shooting sports associations:
    • Federation of Military and Police Marksmen (BDMP) e. V.
    • Deutscher Schützenbund e. V.
    • German Shooting Sports Union
    • Association of Reservists of the German Armed Forces
    • Kyffhäuserbund e. V.
    • Federation of German Sport shooters
    • Federation of the Historical German Rifle Brotherhood
    • Bavarian Comrades - and Soldiers' Association
    • Bavarian Soldiers' League (1874)
  • They have been participating regularly in shooting at the club for at least 12 months. Regularly means:
    • once a month or
    • 18 times throughout the year.
  • The weapon to be purchased is approved for shooting on the basis of an approved shooting code.

Proof of safe storage
The firearms must be stored in special security containers (special safes).

The competent body advises you on individual requirements to be met.

Which documents are required?

  • Application for a gun possession card for sport shooters
  • Certificate of need of your shooting sports association or a sub-association affiliated to it
  • Proof of expertise
  • Proof of safe storage
  • Identity card or passport

In addition, further documents may be required:

  • Positive medical or psychological assessment of mental aptitude in persons between the ages of 21 and 25

What are the fees?

There are fees. Please contact the appropriate body.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.

What else should I know?

Weapons acquired do not have to be approved and required for a discipline of the association or club in which the shooter is organized. It should also be possible for the shooter to practice the shooting sport with his own weapon as a guest shooter. However, because of the general principle of need, it must be a weapon for sporting shooting on the basis of an approved shooting code.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior

Professionally released on

24.11.2013

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Sicherheit und Ordnung

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Maris Hackmann
Telephone: 05931 44-2472
Room:
F 472
responsible for:
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Postal address: Post Office Box 280
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Data protection information

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt

Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Postal address: Post Office Box 280
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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