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WEAPONS CONTROL ACT - SECT 11

Sales of prohibited weapons and body armour

    (1)     A person must not sell a prohibited weapon or body armour to another person unless:

        (a)     the purchaser provides proof that an exemption under section 12, or an approval, authorises the purchaser to purchase and possess the prohibited weapon or body armour or prohibited weapons or body armour generally; and

        (b)     the purchaser shows the seller a specific purchase authority authorising the purchaser to purchase the prohibited weapon or the body armour; and

        (c)     the seller is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the purchaser is a person to whom the specific purchase authority, and the exemption or approval, relates.

Maximum penalty:     If the offender is an individual – 200 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

    If the offender is a body corporate – 1 000 penalty units.

    (2)     A person who sells a prohibited weapon or body armour must keep a record of the sale in accordance with this section.

Maximum penalty:     If the offender is an individual – 100 penalty units.

    If the offender is a body corporate – 500 penalty units.

    (3)     A record under this section:

        (a)     is to be in the form, and contain the information, prescribed by regulation; and

        (b)     is to be kept for 3 years after the sale to which the record relates.

    (4)     A person who is required under this section to keep a record must, at the request at any reasonable time of a police officer, produce the record for inspection by the officer.

Maximum penalty:     If the offender is an individual – 100 penalty units.

    If the offender is a body corporate – 500 penalty units.



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