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WEAPONS CONTROL ACT - SECT 3

Definitions

In this Act:

"approval" means an approval in force under section 14.

"body armour" means a garment or item that is designed, intended or adapted for protecting the body from the effects of a weapon, including a firearm.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Police.

"controlled weapon" means:

        (a)     a knife, other than a knife that is a prohibited weapon; or

        (b)     an article that is prescribed by regulation to be a controlled weapon.

"firearm" means a firearm as defined in section 3(1) of the Firearms Act , but does not include an imitation or replica firearm.

"night-time" means the interval between 9 pm and 6 am.

"offensive weapon" means an article:

        (a)     made or adapted to cause damage to property or to cause injury or fear of injury to a person; or

        (b)     by which the person having it intends to cause damage to property or to cause injury or fear of injury to a person;

but does not include a prohibited weapon, controlled weapon or body armour.

"prohibited weapon" means an article prescribed by regulation to be a prohibited weapon.

"public place", see section 5 of the Summary Offences Act .

"school", see section 5 of the Education Act .



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