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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 35

Permits to purchase or acquire firearms

    (1)     The holder of a licence may apply to the Commissioner for a permit to purchase or acquire a firearm.

    (2)     A separate permit to purchase or acquire a firearm is required for each firearm to be purchased or acquired.

    (3)     The Commissioner:

        (a)     is not to grant a permit to a person to purchase or acquire a firearm unless the person is the holder of a licence authorising the person to use or possess the firearm concerned; and

        (b)     may refuse to grant a permit to purchase or acquire a firearm to a person who is the holder of a firearms club junior licence.

    (4)     Subject to subsection (5), the Commissioner is not to grant to a person a permit to purchase or acquire a firearm until after the end of the period of 28 days after the day on which the application for the permit is made.

    (5)     The Commissioner may grant a permit to a person to purchase or acquire a firearm before the expiration of the period mentioned in subsection (4) where:

        (a)     the person:

            (i)     holds a licence and owns a registered firearm; and

            (ii)     has established a genuine need for owning the firearm to be purchased or acquired; and

        (b)     the prescribed checks have been completed.

    (6)     Unless revoked, a permit to purchase or acquire a firearm remains in force for the period specified in the permit or until the firearm to which the permit relates is purchased or acquired, whichever is the sooner.



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