Notes on the Weapons Act

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Handling soft air, compressed air, spring-loaded weapons, Co2 weapons

Carrying soft air, compressed air, spring-loaded weapons and CO2 weapons

The carrying of soft air, compressed air, spring-loaded weapons and CO2 weapons (regardless of energy/joule rating) is subject to authorization. Only those who exercise actual control over the weapon outside their own home, business premises or their own pacified property may carry a weapon.
According to § 12 Para. 3 No. 2 WaffG, a permit to carry is not required if the weapon is not transported from one place to another ready to fire and not ready to be accessed, provided that the weapon is transported for a purpose covered by the respective need or in connection with it (e.g. transportation to the gunsmith or to the shooting range).

Shooting with soft air, compressed air, spring-loaded weapons and Co2 weapons

All shooting outside of shooting ranges requires a permit (§ 12 Para. 4 Sentence 1 WaffG). Exceptions in accordance with § 12 Para. 4 No. 1 WaffG:
Shooting outside of shooting ranges without a shooting permit is permitted by the holder of the domestic authority or with their consent on pacified property with firearms whose projectiles are granted a kinetic energy of no more than 7.5 joules (J), provided the projectiles cannot leave the property.

Dealing with mock weapons

Ban on carrying § 42 a WaffG

The following items are subject to the ban on carrying (carrying in public):

1. semblance weapons (replicas of firearms with the appearance of real firearms. i.e. including soft air weapons)
2. cutting and thrusting weapons (combat knives, one-handed knives, fixed knives with a blade length of more than 12 cm, telescopic batons)

The following exceptions apply:

a) for use in photo, film or television recordings or theater performances
b) for transportation in a locked container
c) for carrying the objects referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, provided there is a legitimate interest (examples: Preservation of customs, professional practice, sports such as hunting, fishing, etc. or generally recognized purpose)