Reich citizens in Germany can even get a gun license if the Office for the Protection of the Constitution is aware of their efforts. As the “t-online” portal reports, clauses in the respective constitutional protection laws of the federal states that prohibit the disclosure of secret information to the weapons authority apply here.

The municipal weapons authorities must check before each application whether the applicant meets the required reliability to carry a weapon. According to the Weapons Act (WaffG: §5, Section 2, Paragraph 3a), persons who “have pursued efforts in the last five years that are directed against the constitutional order” or “against the idea of ​​international understanding” are excluded. This must be checked every five years. Both are likely to apply to Reich citizens.

The municipal weapons authorities ask the police for information, check possible previous convictions in the federal central register and also contact the responsible state offices for the protection of the constitution (LfV). If the LfV knows about Reich citizenship aspirations of the person in question, the authority is not allowed to pass this knowledge on in many cases.

Ten out of 16 federal states confirmed to “t-online” that the respective state constitutional protection law would not allow the disclosure of secret information. This means that if the secret service’s protection of the constitution knows that the person in question is a citizen of the Reich, the information may not be shared. This is only possible if the information was obtained by the officials from freely accessible sources, such as relevant posts on social networks.

In Schleswig-Holstein, the LfV is only allowed to cooperate with the weapons authority if the person to be checked is to be deployed in “security-sensitive areas” such as personal protection for high-ranking government officials.

These findings could shed new light on the numerous calls for stricter gun laws. SPD leader Lars Klingbeil, for example, called for Reich citizens to be checked regularly. The tightening of gun laws is also being discussed in the CDU executive board. Without changes to the state laws, however, this would come to nothing – only here could a quick change be made.

In a raid against the so-called “Reichsbürger” scene last Wednesday, more than 50 suspects were identified. Several thousand officers searched objects throughout Germany and other European countries, where they also found weapons.

Among the suspects are an active soldier and reservists. They are said to have addressed other conspirators in a targeted manner. Police unionist (GdP) Jochen Kopelke told the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” on Monday that the police had “no mass problems with right-wing extremists” despite the suspected cases in their own ranks.