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WEAPONS PROHIBITION ACT 1998 - SECT 4

Definitions

4 Definitions

(1) In this Act:

"apprehended violence order" means:
(a) a final apprehended violence order under the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 , or
(b) a final order made under Part 15A of the Crimes Act 1900 before its repeal, or
(c) an order or a decision under an Act or law of a place other than New South Wales, being an order or a decision that is prescribed for the purposes of this definition by the regulations.

"approved" means approved by the Commissioner from time to time.

"authorised employee" of an authorised theatrical weapons armourer or authorised weapons dealer means a person who:
(a) is an employee of the armourer or dealer concerned, and
(b) is eligible to be issued with a permit, and
(c) is authorised in writing by the Commissioner.

"authorised officer" means a person who is authorised by the Commissioner for the purposes of this Act.

"authorised theatrical weapons armourer" means a theatrical weapons armourer who is the holder of a theatrical weapons armourer permit.

"authorised weapons dealer" means a weapons dealer who is the holder of a weapons dealer permit.

"buy" includes:
(a) purchase by wholesale, retail, auction or tender, and
(b) hire, and
(c) take possession under a hire-purchase agreement, and
(d) cause or permit anything referred to above.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Police.

"exercise" a function includes perform a duty.

"function" includes a power, authority or duty.

"genuine reason" means a genuine reason as referred to in section 11.

"holder" of a permit means the person to whom it is issued.

"interim apprehended violence order" means:
(a) an interim apprehended violence order within the meaning of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 , or
(b) an order or decision under an Act or law of a place other than New South Wales, being an order or decision that is prescribed for the purposes of this definition by the regulations.

"manufacture" a prohibited weapon includes repair or test the weapon in the course of carrying on a business.

"military-style weapon" means a prohibited weapon of a kind referred to in clause 1A of Schedule 1.

"permit" means a permit in force under this Act.

"possession" of a prohibited weapon includes any case in which a person knowingly:
(a) has custody of the weapon, or
(b) has the weapon in the custody of another person, or
(c) has the weapon in or on any premises, place, vehicle, vessel or aircraft, whether or not belonging to or occupied by the person.

"prohibited weapon" means anything described in Schedule 1.

"public museum" means an institution that:
(a) has a written constitution that states the museum's charter, goals and policies, and
(b) has a stated acquisition policy, and
(c) acquires, conserves and exhibits objects of scientific or historical interest for the purposes of study, education and public enjoyment, and
(d) is sufficiently financed to enable the conduct and development of the museum, and
(e) has adequate premises to fulfil its basic functions of collection, research, storage, conservation, education and display, and
(f) is regularly open to the public.

"sell" includes:
(a) sell by wholesale, retail, auction or tender, and
(b) parting with something under a hire-purchase agreement, and
(c) barter or exchange, and
(d) supply for profit, and
(e) offer for sale, receive for sale, have in possession for sale or expose or exhibit for sale, and
(f) conduct negotiations for sale, and
(g) consign or deliver for sale, and
(h) cause or permit anything referred to above.

"theatrical weapons armourer" means a person who, in the course of carrying on a business, manufactures, buys or sells prohibited weapons for use in connection with cinematographic, television or theatrical productions.

"use" a prohibited weapon includes causing a reasonable belief that the weapon will be used.

"weapons dealer" means a person who, in the course of carrying on a business, manufactures, buys or sells prohibited weapons otherwise than for use in cinematographic, television or theatrical productions.

"weapons prohibition order" means an order in force under section 33.
(2) For the purposes of this Act:
(a) anything that would be a prohibited weapon if it did not have something missing from it, or a defect or obstruction in it, is taken to be a prohibited weapon, and
(a1) any collection of the component parts of a thing that if assembled would be a prohibited weapon (or would be a prohibited weapon if it did not have something missing from it or a defect or obstruction in it) is taken to be a prohibited weapon, and
(b) a person in or on (or in or on any part of) any premises, vehicle, vessel or aircraft in which there is a prohibited weapon is to be regarded as having possession of the weapon unless the person proves otherwise, and
(c) if parts of a prohibited weapon are in the possession of, or are being carried by, 2 or more persons, each of those persons is to be regarded as possessing the weapon.



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