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Germany. 2010 ‘Law Enforcement and Criminalisation.’ National Report of Germany on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 2.3.1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations. 22 February

Relevant contents

Law Enforcement and Criminalization

Illegal Possession of SALW:

Weapons Act - Section 51(1) and 52(1)(1) in conjunction with section 2(1) or (3)

Standard case: Imprisonment (section 51(1): 1-5 years, section 52(1)(1): 6 months–5years)

Section 51(2) and 52(5) Major (serious) case: Imprisonment (1–10 years)

Section 51(3) and 52(6) Minor (less serious);

War Weapons Control Act - Section 22a(1)(2) Standard case: Imprisonment (1–5 years)

Section 22a(2) Major (serious) case: Imprisonment (1–10 years)

Section 22a(3) Minor (less serious) case: Imprisonment (not exceeding 3 years).

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q1693

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