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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 62

Purchase of firearms

    (1)     A person must not purchase a firearm unless the person is authorised to:

        (a)     possess the firearm under a firearms dealer licence; or

        (b)     purchase the firearm by a permit or corresponding permit.

Maximum penalty:     If the offender is an individual – 400 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years or, if the offence relates to a category A firearm or category B firearm, 200 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

    If the offender is a body corporate – 2 000 penalty units or, if the offence relates to a category A firearm or category B firearm, 1 000 penalty units.

    (2)     A person, other than the holder of a firearms dealer licence, must not purchase a firearm from another person unless:

        (a)     the other person is the holder of a firearms dealer licence; or

        (b)     the purchase:

            (i)     is arranged through the holder of a firearms dealer licence; or

            (ii)     if the holder of a firearms dealer licence is not reasonably available – is witnessed by a police officer.

Maximum penalty:     If the offender is an individual – 400 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years or, if the offence relates to a category A firearm or category B firearm, 200 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

    If the offender is a body corporate – 2 000 penalty units or, if the offence relates to a category A firearm or category B firearm, 1 000 penalty units.



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