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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 108

Inspection of firearms

(1)  A person who carries a firearm or firearm part, on the demand of a police officer, must produce for inspection by the police officer –
(a) the firearm or firearm part; and
(b) any licence to which the firearm or firearm part relates.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.
(2)  A person, on demand by a police officer, must state the person's full name and usual place of residence to the police officer.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(3)  A person is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) only if the police officer, when making the demand, explains to the person that failure to comply with the demand is an offence under this Act.
(4)  A person is not guilty of an offence under subsection (1) because of failing to produce a licence or permit if the person –
(a) has a reasonable excuse for not having the licence or permit when the demand is made; and
(b) produces it, as soon as is practicable and within 7 days after the demand for its production is made –
(i) to the police officer who made the demand; or
(ii) to another police officer nominated by that officer.



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