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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 36
(1) A person must not supply, acquire, possess or use a firearm that is not
Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 14 years if the firearm
concerned is a pistol or prohibited firearm, or imprisonment for 5 years in
any other case.
(2) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence under
this section to prove that the defendant:
(a) did not know, or could not
reasonably be expected to have known, that the firearm concerned was
(b) was not the owner of the firearm at the time of the
(3) A licensed firearms dealer does not commit an offence
under this section of acquiring or possessing an unregistered firearm if an
application for registration of the firearm is made within 24 hours after
acquiring the firearm.
(4) A person who is a resident of another State or
Territory does not commit an offence under this section of possessing or using
an unregistered firearm if the firearm is registered under a law in force in
that other State or Territory.
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