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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 54

Surrender of licence and firearm

(1)  A person, by notice in writing to the Commissioner, may surrender a licence held by that person.
(2)  A licence surrendered under subsection (1) ceases to have effect –
(a) on the date specified in the notice; or
(b) if a date is not specified, on the date of receipt of the notice.
(3)  A person who surrendered a licence must immediately surrender any firearm, ammunition and firearm parts to which the licence relates.
(4)  If a licence is suspended or cancelled, the person to whom it was issued must immediately surrender –
(a) any firearm, ammunition and firearm parts in the person's possession; and
(b) the licence.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both.
(5)  A police officer may seize any firearm, ammunition and firearm parts in the possession of a person whose licence is surrendered, suspended or cancelled.
(6)  In this section –
firearm includes a weapon of the kind referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of  ordnance in section 3 .



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