(1) The functions of the Council are:
(a) at the request of the Minister or the Commissioner, to advise the Commissioner concerning applications for registration of firearms or for the granting of licences or permits under this Act; and
(b) to establish guidelines for standards of construction and installation of equipment for shooting ranges and shooting galleries; and
(c) to establish guidelines for safe practices to be implemented relating to the use of firearms at shooting ranges and shooting galleries; and
(d) to review the operations of this Act and the Regulations and to make recommendations relating to their operation to the Minister; and
(e) to consider any other matter referred to it by the Minister or by the Commissioner.
(2) The Council has those powers that are necessary to enable it to carry out its functions under this Act.