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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 105

Evidentiary – meaning of possession of a firearm etc.

    (1)     Without limiting the meaning of "possession", for the purposes of any proceedings under this Act, a firearm, ammunition or a silencer is taken to be in the possession of a person if it is in or on any premises owned, leased or occupied by, or in the care, control or management of, the person unless the court is satisfied that:

        (a)     the firearm, ammunition or silencer was placed in or on, or brought into or on to, the premises by or on behalf of a person who was lawfully authorised by or under this Act to possess the firearm, ammunition or silencer; or

        (b)     the person did not know and could not reasonably be expected to have known that the firearm, ammunition or silencer was in or on the premises; or

        (c)     on the evidence before it, the person was not in possession of the firearm, ammunition or silencer.

    (2)     In this section:

"firearm" includes a prohibited firearm.

"premises" includes a place, vehicle, vessel or aircraft.



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