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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 11

Genuine reason for licence

    (1)     The Commissioner is not to grant a licence:

        (a)     unless satisfied that the applicant has a genuine reason for possessing and using firearms; and

        (b)     in respect of a category C firearm, category D firearm or category H firearm, unless satisfied that the applicant has a genuine need for possessing and using firearms of that category; and

        (c)     unless satisfied that the applicant meets the requirements under this Act in respect of that reason or need.

    (2)     The genuine reasons for possessing or using firearms are any of the following:

        (a)     sports shooting;

        (b)     recreational shooting or hunting;

        (c)     primary production;

        (d)     vertebrate pest animal control;

        (e)     business or employment;

        (f)     occupational requirements;

        (g)     animal welfare;

        (h)     firearms collection;

        (j)     museum display;

        (k)     inheritance;

        (m)     instruction in firearms use and safety;

        (n)     paintball operator or employee.

    (3)     The Regulations may provide that the genuine reasons for possessing or using a specified category of firearm are limited to only one or some of the reasons specified in subsection (2).



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