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Granting of a licence for the commercial arms trade

The handling of weapons or ammunition generally requires a permit.

Authorisation to acquire, distribute or transfer firearms or ammunition on a commercial or independent basis within the framework of an economic undertaking shall be granted by the competent authority. It may be limited to certain types of firearms and ammunition.

An arms trading book must be kept showing the type and quantity of firearms, their origin and whereabouts.

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

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