Germany law

Amendments on German Weapons Act

FRANKFURT/MAIN – July 2017.

The amended German Weapons Act entered into force on 30th of June 2017. The comprehensive amendments mainly concern the storage of firearms and ammunition. Products according to the VDMA specification 24992 are now no longer allowed for weapon storage in case of a new purchase.

Storage of firearmsFrom 7th of July 2017, the purchase of cabinets of levels A and B according to the VDMA specification 24992 is no longer permitted for the storage of firearms subject to authorization. Only weapon cabinets conforming to EN 1143-1 (minimum resistance grade 0 or I) can be purchased. It is also important to ensure that the weapon cabinet has been certified by an accredited body from the European Economic Area, such as the European Certification Body GmbH.