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Weapon purchase permit

I am holding a b permit and would like to get a purchase weapon permit
I understand that I will need to get a clean criminal record from the post office. However, for the last two months I have two speeding offences and would like to know if this would affect my application. I was also told that there will be an interview and do you know what kind if questions they will ask?
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I am holding a b permit and would like to get a purchase weapon permit
I understand that I will need to get a clean criminal record from the post office. However, for the last two months I have two speeding offences and would like to know if this would affect my application. I was also told that there will be an interview and do you know what kind if questions they will ask?
Number of caveats:

Speeding tickets no problem as long as you paid the fines
You don't say which country you are a citizen of, some are prohibited, Eu, us etc, fine
Clean Criminal record sheet from home police and criminal records office Berne
http://www.bj.admin.ch/bj/en/home/th...fregister.html
No interview
Fill in form, you can apply for up to 3

send it to local police along with clean record sheets, see above.
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Re: Weapon purchase permit

From the admin.ch website.

Auszug aus dem schweizerischen Strafregister im Original (nicht älter als 3 Monate);

Kopie eines gültigen Passes oder einer gültigen Identitätskarte; für Ausländer mit Bewilligung in der Schweiz, Kopie des Ausländerausweises;

Für Personen mit Wohnsitz im Ausland und Ausländer ohne Niederlassungsbewilligung mit Wohnsitz in der Schweiz; eine amtliche Bestätigung ihres des Wohnsitz- bzw. Heimatstaates, wonach sie dort zum Erwerb der Waffen oder des/der wesentlichen Waffenbestandteils/e berech- tigt sind.


Because of the 3rd condition, I was told a holder of B permit will need a letter from a swiss gunclub president to ascertain that you are a member of that club and that you use the weapons for club activities and you are trained to handle them.

Joining a club is quite easy. Every other village has a gun club and a shooting range.

http://www.lba.admin.ch/internet/lba...rbsschein.html

When you apply for this WES, you will need this form:
http://www.fedpol.admin.ch/content/d...such_wes-d.pdf

You will need in additional:
1. Strafregister {Swiss criminal record} (get from Post office, pay 20chf)
2. Get the Gemeindehaus to stamp on your form while showing your passport or ausweis (Not sure if B is permitted)
3. Pay 50chf if you get the approved WES document

When you receive your WES, you have 6 months to buy up to 3 weapons from a SINGLE seller (shop or private).
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Re: Weapon purchase permit

OK, I'll bite - what are you intending to do with a firearm?
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OK, I'll bite - what are you intending to do with a firearm?
In case you do not know, there are thousands of people in this country who are firearms enthusiasts and there are formal inter-club shooting competition every year (winter and summer).

Almost every Gemeinde has a shooting club (although due to bad press and moderner toys it is a dying hobby). Knabbenshiessen is a tradition where small children are shooting army rifles every year.

A WES is also needed for sports competition firearms. Some "old" rifles are exempted because they are viewed as quite harmless, but the shooting in Valais was a bad example of such a weapon in the wrong hands. (lets not go there)

Shooting is a very formal hobby which requires discipline and skills. Many policemen perform badly at the shooting range. Really.
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I am holding a b permit and would like to get a purchase weapon permit
I understand that I will need to get a clean criminal record from the post office. However, for the last two months I have two speeding offences and would like to know if this would affect my application. I was also told that there will be an interview and do you know what kind if questions they will ask?
Would show a degree of irresponsibilities,IMO
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Old 05.03.2013, 23:00
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I am holding a b permit and would like to get a purchase weapon permit
I understand that I will need to get a clean criminal record from the post office. However, for the last two months I have two speeding offences and would like to know if this would affect my application. I was also told that there will be an interview and do you know what kind if questions they will ask?
They normally ask, "So punk, do you feel lucky?"
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Re: Weapon purchase permit

You may find some other answers here:
Gun Community

Please bear in mind, a few bad gun-users do not make guns an evil thing and other gun-users devils or punks.

Guns do not kill people. People kill people.
A staplegun can kill too FYI.
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I am holding a b permit and would like to get a purchase weapon permit
I understand that I will need to get a clean criminal record from the post office. However, for the last two months I have two speeding offences and would like to know if this would affect my application. I was also told that there will be an interview and do you know what kind if questions they will ask?
In addition to what HAT said:

1. There is no formal interview. They might call you in and ask what do you want the weapons for, that's it. E.g. in my case it was just for shooting as a hobby.
2. When I sorted out my permits, I didn't need to be part of a club upfront and I didn't need any confirmation from club presidents. However, being a foreigner you are required to attach a document from the police of your home country that they have no qualms about you owning firearms in Switzerland. Note, you don't need a permit in your home country at all.

There was a chap here from the UK who got this sorted recently. All he needed was the above confirmation form the metropolitan police and he got his permit sorted in no time.
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Re: Weapon purchase permit

Hi dear friends of the forum. A Happy 2017 to you all, full of happiness, health and success!!! 😊

I would also like to buy. A handgun and go to the range but since these post are from 2013, can you guys help the with some infos?!

Is the process still the same? Can you with a B and C permit apply for a weapon purchase? Is there a difference between B and C requirements?

Ask most of the link posted in here don't work, can someone post the right ones please?


Thank you all for the help and I wish you a great week!
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Re: Weapon purchase permit

Yes, it is still the same.
Yes, there is a difference between B and C (see above. B needs permision of home country)

The excluded nationals are: Serbians, Bosnians, Herzegovinians, Kosovari, Macedonians, Turks, Sri Lankans, Algerians, and Albanians,

All the information: https://www.ch.ch/en/acquiring-firearm/
And: https://www.fedpol.admin.ch/fedpol/d...affen/faq.html
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In case you do not know, there are thousands of people in this country who are firearms enthusiasts and there are formal inter-club shooting competition every year (winter and summer).

Almost every Gemeinde has a shooting club (although due to bad press and moderner toys it is a dying hobby). Knabbenshiessen is a tradition where small children are shooting army rifle
So why not join a shooting club, and they will be happy to help you with the procedure, and with storage. Simple.
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Yes, it is still the same.
Yes, there is a difference between B and C (see above. B needs permision of home country)

The excluded nationals are: Serbians, Bosnians, Herzegovinians, Kosovari, Macedonians, Turks, Sri Lankans, Algerians, and Albanians,

All the information: https://www.ch.ch/en/acquiring-firearm/
And: https://www.fedpol.admin.ch/fedpol/d...affen/faq.html
Thank you so much for the reply! About the permit from the home country, how can I ask for it when in my home country no one can have a weapon even less a 9mm?

Is is possible to post a link with all the shooting ranges and clubs so I can know where I can go?

Again thank you so much for the help
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About the permit from the home country, how can I ask for it when in my home country no one can have a weapon even less a 9mm?
Well, then, obviously you can't.

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Thank you so much for the reply! About the permit from the home country, how can I ask for it when in my home country no one can have a weapon even less a 9mm?

Is is possible to post a link with all the shooting ranges and clubs so I can know where I can go?

Again thank you so much for the help
It is possible, but you'll need the police in your home country to write a letter stating they have no problem with you owning the item in Switzerland. Depending on the country, the police can be more or less cooperative in writing such a letter.

British citizens face the same problem when acquiring handguns in Switzerland, since handguns are completely banned in the UK.
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Re: Weapon purchase permit

Hmmmm I see, I can already guess the conversation:

Me - I need a statement as I can own a gun in Switzerland, and you guys don't oppose.
Police - but you can't have any gun here.
Me - Yes but this is in Switzerland.
Police - We don't have any forms for that.
Me - Can you please write something in the computer and than put some kind of seal?
Police - No

I think I will need to wait for the C permit....
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I waited for my C permit before requesting an acquisition permit.

Was welcome at the range for training, practice and could rent a pistol (onsite) without an acquisition permit.
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I waited for my C permit before requesting an acquisition permit.

Was welcome at the range for training, practice and could rent a pistol (onsite) without an acquisition permit.
Yes, I'm guessing that's the way for the B's 😜

By the way can anyone put a link with all the shooting ranges in Switzerland?
At least I can shoot while I wait 😜
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Yes, I'm guessing that's the way for the B's 😜

By the way can anyone put a link with all the shooting ranges in Switzerland?
At least I can shoot while I wait 😜

there is a cracking underground range at engelberg http://www.bruenigindoor.ch/de/

they will rent you almost any gun you want, instructors etc etc top place
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there is a cracking underground range at engelberg http://www.bruenigindoor.ch/de/

they will rent you almost any gun you want, instructors etc etc top place
Seems like a top place, American style but, I live in Bern. Nothing closer?
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