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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 34

General provisions relating to permits

    (1)     A permit is subject to:

        (a)     the conditions that are prescribed; and

        (b)     the conditions specified by the Commissioner.

    (2)     A permit remains in force for the period determined by the Commissioner and specified in the permit.

    (3)     The Commissioner may suspend or revoke a permit for any reason for which a licence may be suspended or revoked or that may be prescribed.

    (4)     The suspension or revocation of a permit takes effect when notice is served on the holder of the permit.

    (5)     If a permit is suspended or revoked, the person to whom it was granted must immediately surrender it, and any firearm in respect of which it was granted, to a police officer.

Maximum penalty:     50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

    (6)     A police officer may seize a firearm in respect of which a permit was granted if the permit is suspended or revoked.

    (7)     Subject to this Act, a permit expires 3 months after the holder ceases to reside in the Territory.



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