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FIREARMS ACT - SECT 8

Declarations by Commissioner

    (1)     The Commissioner may, by Gazette notice, declare:

        (a)     a firearm or a type of firearm to be a firearm of a particular category of firearm; or

        (b)     a firearm or a type of firearm to be a firearm that is exempt from the operation of this Act.

    (2)     A notice under subsection (1) may specify a firearm or type of firearm by reference to particulars of the firearm or type of firearm that may include the calibre, mechanism, manufacturer, magazine capacity, fixture attached to a firearm or other particulars by which a firearm or a type of firearm may be identified.

    (3)     The Commissioner may, on application by a person in possession of a firearm and after examination of the firearm, by written notice, certify that the firearm is permanently incapable of use as a firearm.

    (4)     A reference in this Act to a category of firearm includes a firearm or type of firearm in respect of which a declaration is made under subsection (1)(a).



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