If you wish to acquire firearms requiring a permit for a hunting association, you can apply for the firearms possession card required for this purpose to be issued to the hunting association rather than to you personally.
For this purpose, you must name a responsible person who must be reliable in terms of weapons law and personally suitable, and who can prove that he or she has the necessary expertise. This person does not have to be authorized to represent the association, i.e. for example not a member of the board of directors. If the responsible person leaves the hunting association, you must immediately notify the competent authority and appoint a new responsible person within 2 weeks. Otherwise, the competent authority will revoke your permit to acquire and possess weapons (weapons possession card).
It is recommended that you inform yourself in detail about the regulations of the weapons law before applying.
In order to obtain permission to acquire and possess weapons and ammunition requiring a permit, the hunting association must be a legal entity, i.e. it must be registered in the register of associations, for example. You must also provide proof of safe storage of weapons and ammunition. The responsible person appointed by you must
- have the appropriate age and
- be reliable in terms of weapons law and,
- be personally suitable and
- demonstrate their expertise in handling weapons and ammunition.