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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 65

Use of mail for sending firearms outside the Territory

    (1)     A person must not send a firearm by mail except in accordance with this section.

Maximum penalty:     20 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months.

    (2)     The holder of a firearms dealer licence may send a firearm by mail if:

        (a)     the address to which the firearm is sent is outside the Territory; and

        (b)     the firearm is sent by registered post; and

        (c)     the person to whom the firearm is sent would not, because of receiving the firearm or being in possession of it at the place to which it is sent, be guilty of an offence under a law that applies at that place; and

        (d)     the person to whom the firearm is sent is the holder of a licence that corresponds to a firearms dealer licence under the law of that place.

    (3)     The owner of a registered firearm may send a firearm by mail if:

        (a)     the firearm is sent to an address outside the Territory; and

        (b)     the firearm is sent by registered post; and

        (c)     the person to whom the firearm is sent would not, because of receiving the firearm or being in possession of it at the place to which it is sent, be guilty of an offence under a law that applies at that place; and

        (d)     mailing the firearm is not an offence under the law of the place to which it is sent; and

        (e)     the purpose of mailing the firearm is consistent with the genuine reason for possessing or using it; and

        (f)     the purpose of mailing the firearm does not relate to the sale or transfer of the firearm; and

        (g)     the firearm will be returned to the Territory.



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