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Germany. 2010 ‘Legislation, Regulations and Administrative Procedures - War Weapons.’ 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 18.104.22.168. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations. 22 February
Pursuant to section 6 of the War Weapons Control Act, there is no legal right to receive a license. Instead, such a license must be refused if there is a danger that the war weapons will be used in a way, which disturbs peace, that international commitments entered into by Germany will be violated, or that the applicant is not sufficiently reliable to undertake the envisaged action.
Beyond this, the issuance or refusal of an export license is subject to the political discretion of the Federal Government, and it uses its discretion in line with the "Political Principles" of January 19, 2000.