Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Germany. 2010 ‘Collection and Disposal.’ 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 2.5.2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations. 22 February
Collection and Disposal
Federal Armed Forces:
Surplus SALW will be destroyed or, in a limited number of cases and on restrictive grounds, be sold. Within the Federal Armed Forces stocks declared as surplus will be transferred from the military organization to the Federal Agency for Defense Procurement and Technologies. The main destruction method is cutting, in addition a combination of cutting and plastic deformation is also used.
Federal and State Police Forces:
Destruction is the main means used by federal and state police forces to dispose of surplus stocks. However, in the case of rare weapons, these are collected for the purpose of education and training of federal and state police forces. As to pistols of caliber 9 mm*19 mm, sale to authorized dealers is permissible.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]