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Schleswig-Holstein

Display unserviceable or destroyed weapon

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Firearms or their essential parts are rendered permanently inoperable when the firing capability or function cannot be restored with commonly used tools and the technical specifications of the EU Deactivation Implementing Regulation (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2403 of 15.12.2015 establishing common guidelines on deactivation standards and techniques to ensure that firearms are rendered permanently unfit for use when deactivated (OJ L 333, 19.12.2015, p. 62), as last amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/337 (OJ L 65, 8.3.2018, p. 1)) are met).

If the deactivation has not been carried out in accordance with the EU Deactivation Implementing Regulation, the same provisions continue to apply to these weapons as to functional weapons subject to authorisation.

The deactivation is usually carried out by a gunsmith/weapon manufacturer. The responsible firearms office issues a deactivation certificate as proof that the weapon has been deactivated in accordance with the requirements of the EU Deactivation Implementation Regulation. You must keep the deactivation certificate together with the deactivated weapons or take it with you when transporting such weapons. If you lose the deactivation certificate, you must report this immediately to the relevant weapons authority.

A weapon has been destroyed if its technical functionality has been permanently removed and its physical existence no longer exists (e.g. by shredding or melting down the weapon).

If you have reported the disablement or destruction and provided the required evidence, the competent weapons authority will remove this weapon from your permit documents (e.g. weapons possession card, weapons license, European firearms pass).


Process flow

You must report the disablement or destruction of the firearm subject to licensing together with the required documentation to the competent firearms authority.

Who should I contact?

Firearms Agency

Competent authority

Firearms Agency

Requirements

You must have a deactivation certificate or proof that the weapon has been destroyed.

Which documents are required?
  • Identity card or passport (copy)
  • Permit documents (e.g. weapons ownership card, European firearms pass) in which the weapons are registered (if available)
  • Deactivation certificate (officially certified copy) or proof of destruction of the weapon (e.g. presentation of the destroyed weapon or detailed pictorial documentation of the destruction process)
  • Power of attorney/proof of activity/other proof if the person reporting is not the permit holder, e.g. insolvency/foreclosure administrator, officially appointed guardian, owner (in case of death of the permit holder)
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The disablement or deactivation of weapons must be reported immediately.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

You can use NWR identification numbers (NWR ID) to help you fill out the ad more quickly:

  • Your PersonalNWR-ID (P- or F-NWR-ID) for the information about yourself.
  • the permitNWR-ID for the weapons permit (E-NWR-ID)
  • the weapons or parts of weapons NWR-ID (W- or T-NWR-ID).

You can obtain the NWR IDs on application to the relevant weapons authority.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, for Sport and Integration

Professionally released on

26.07.2023

Process flow

You must report the disablement or destruction of the firearm subject to licensing together with the required documentation to the competent firearms authority.

Who should I contact?

Firearms Agency

Competent authority

Firearms Agency

Requirements

You must have a deactivation certificate or proof that the weapon has been destroyed.

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card or passport (copy)
  • Permit documents (e.g. weapons ownership card, European firearms pass) in which the weapons are registered (if available)
  • Deactivation certificate (officially certified copy) or proof of destruction of the weapon (e.g. presentation of the destroyed weapon or detailed pictorial documentation of the destruction process)
  • Power of attorney/proof of activity/other proof if the person reporting is not the permit holder, e.g. insolvency/foreclosure administrator, officially appointed guardian, owner (in case of death of the permit holder)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The disablement or deactivation of weapons must be reported immediately.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

You can use NWR identification numbers (NWR ID) to help you fill out the ad more quickly:

  • Your PersonalNWR-ID (P- or F-NWR-ID) for the information about yourself.
  • the permitNWR-ID for the weapons permit (E-NWR-ID)
  • the weapons or parts of weapons NWR-ID (W- or T-NWR-ID).

You can obtain the NWR IDs on application to the relevant weapons authority.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, for Sport and Integration

Professionally released on

26.07.2023

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