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WEAPONS PROHIBITION ACT 1998 - SECT 7

Offence of unauthorised possession or use of prohibited weapon

7 Offence of unauthorised possession or use of prohibited weapon

(1) A person must not possess or use a prohibited weapon unless the person is authorised to do so by a permit.
Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 14 years.
(2) Without limiting the operation of subsection (1), a person who is the holder of a permit to possess or use a prohibited weapon is guilty of an offence under this section if the person:
(a) possesses or uses the prohibited weapon for any purpose otherwise than in connection with the purpose established by the person as being the genuine reason for possessing or using the weapon, or
(b) contravenes any condition of the permit.



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