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Deceased estates

S. 180(1) substituted by No. 50/2007 s. 47(1).

    (1)     The executor or administrator of an estate of a person who has died in possession of a firearm does not commit an offence against this Act if the executor or administrator, for a period of 6 months after the death of the person, retains possession of the firearm, carries the firearm and for the purpose of disposing of the firearm

        (a)     stores the firearm in accordance with Part 6; or

        (b)     arranges for a licensed firearms dealer to store the firearm on his or her behalf; or

        (c)     arranges for a holder of a licence under Part 2 whose licence permits the possession, carriage or use of that type of firearm to store the firearm on his or her behalf.

S. 180(2) amended by No. 50/2007 s. 47(2).

    (2)     The executor or administrator must notify the Chief Commissioner of the death of the person who possessed the firearm as soon as practicable after becoming aware of the person's death.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

S. 181 amended by No. 28/2003 s. 65 (ILA s. 39B(1)).

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