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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 113

Recklessly discharging firearm

(1)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
(2)  A person must not discharge a firearm within 250 metres of a dwelling house except –
(a) on an approved range; or
(b) with the consent of the occupier of the dwelling house.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both.
(3)  However, subsection (2) does not apply to a police officer or animal welfare officer who, acting responsibly in the course of his or her employment, discharges a tranquiliser gun or other firearm within 250 metres of a dwelling house in order to –
(a) avert or control a threat to life or property posed by a dangerous, injured, diseased or potentially diseased animal; or
(b) end the suffering of an injured or diseased animal.
(4)  In this section –
animal welfare officer means a person referred to in any paragraph of section 42 .



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