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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 64

Restrictions where alcohol or other drugs concerned

64 Restrictions where alcohol or other drugs concerned

(cf 1989 Act s 16)

(1) A person must not handle or use a firearm while the person is under the influence of alcohol or any other drug.
Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 5 years.
(2) A person must not supply or give possession of a firearm to another person:
(a) if the person knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the other person is under the influence of alcohol or any other drug, or
(b) if the other person's appearance or behaviour is such that the person intending to supply or give possession of the firearm believes or has reasonable cause to believe that the other person is incapable of exercising responsible control over the firearm.
Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 5 years.



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