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FIREARMS REGULATIONS - REG 12

Restrictions on granting licences for category C firearms

    (1)     The Commissioner is not to grant a licence authorising the possession or use of category C firearms unless:

        (a)     the genuine reason established by the applicant for the licence is:

            (i)     sports shooting; or

            (ii)     animal welfare; or

            (iii)     primary production; or

            (iv)     firearms collection; or

            (v)     museum display; or

            (vi)     instruction in firearms use and safety; or

            (vii)     paintball operator or employee; and

        (b)     the applicant produces evidence to the Commissioner's satisfaction that there is a genuine need for the applicant to possess or use category C firearms; and

        (c)     the applicant produces evidence to the Commissioner's satisfaction that the genuine need is not met by any other means (including by the possession or use of category A firearms or category B firearms).

    (2)     Where the genuine reason established under subregulation (1) is sport shooting, an applicant is to be taken to have complied with paragraphs (b) and (c) where the applicant satisfies the Commissioner that:

        (a)     he or she is a member of an approved firearms club; and

        (b)     members of the firearms club compete in target shooting disciplines for shotguns conducted by the Olympic Games or the Commonwealth Games or at national, international or world championships.

    (3)     Where a licence authorising the possession or use of a category C firearm is granted for the genuine reason of sports shooting, the licence authorises the possession or use of a shotgun only and does not authorise the possession or use of any other category C firearm.



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