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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 9

PART 2 - Licences Division 1 - Possession, use, purchase and dealing Possession or use of firearms

(1)  A person must not possess or use a firearm –
(a) unless the person is the holder of a firearms licence of the appropriate category as specified in Division 2 in respect of that firearm; or
(b) that is a firearm in relation to which a firearms licence may not be issued.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 100 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both.
(1A)  If a person possesses or uses a prohibited firearm –
(a) that is a firearm in relation to which a firearms licence may be issued, without being the holder of a firearms licence of the appropriate category as specified in Division 2 in respect of that firearm; or
(b) that is a firearm in relation to which a firearms licence may not be issued –
the person is guilty of an indictable offence punishable under the Criminal Code .
(2)  A person is to apply for a firearms licence in accordance with Division 5 of this Part.



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