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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 36F

Disposal of firearms where licence not renewed

(1)  A person whose licence is not renewed does not commit an offence under this Part if he or she possesses or carries a firearm held under that licence –
(a) if no application for review has been made against the decision not to renew the licence, for 28 days after the licence expires, for the purpose of disposing of the firearm; or
(b) if an application for review has been made against the decision not to renew the licence, for 28 days after the confirmation of the decision, for the purpose of disposing of the firearm.
(2)  If a condition on a licence is altered or varied under section 36D requiring a firearm to be disposed of, the holder of the licence does not commit an offence under this Part, in the period of 28 days after the date of the alteration or variation, if he or she possesses or carries the firearm for the purpose of disposing of it.
(3)  A person who is disposing of a firearm in the circumstances to which subsection (1) or (2) applies must dispose of that firearm to a police officer or a licensed firearms dealer.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 60 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.
(4)  This Act applies to an application for the renewal of a licence as if it were an application for that licence.


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