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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 105

Division 2 - Sale and possession Sale and possession of ammunition

(1)  A person must not sell or supply ammunition for a firearm to another person unless –
(a) the other person –
(i) is the holder of a licence for a firearm which takes that ammunition; or
(ii) is authorised by the Commissioner in writing to buy it; and
(b) the person selling or supplying the ammunition has seen the licence or authority of the other person; and
(c) the person selling or supplying the ammunition is –
(i) a firearms dealer; or
(ii) an employee of a firearms dealer; or
(iii) authorised by the Commissioner in writing to sell or supply the ammunition.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(2)  A person must not acquire ammunition for any firearm unless –
(a) the person –
(i) is the holder of a licence for a firearm which takes that ammunition; or
(ii) is authorised by the Commissioner in writing to acquire it; and
(b) the amount of ammunition that is acquired during any prescribed period does not exceed any prescribed amount.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(3)  A person must not possess ammunition unless the person –
(a) is the holder of a licence for a firearm which takes that ammunition; or
(b) is a collector of ammunition and is authorised by the Commissioner in writing to possess that ammunition.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(4)  The Commissioner must not authorise a person to sell or supply ammunition unless satisfied that the person intends to do so in a remote area.
(5)  A person employed by a firearms dealer must not manually handle ammunition for a firearm in the course of that employment unless the person holds –
(a) a firearms licence of the appropriate category as specified in Division 2 of Part 2 in respect of that firearm; or
(b) a firearms dealer employee licence.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.



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