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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Offence - Unauthorised Possession or Use of Firearms other than Prohibited Firearms.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 7 (Section 43). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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43 Offence - unauthorised possession or use of firearms other than prohibited firearms

(1) A person commits an offence if the person —
(a) possesses or uses —
(i) 10 or more firearms; or
(ii) 3 or more firearms, but less than 10 firearms; or
(iii) 1 or 2 firearms; and
(b) is not authorised by a licence, permit or otherwise under this Act to possess or use each of the firearms.

Maximum penalty:
(a) for subsection (1) (a) (i)—imprisonment for 20 years; or
(b) for subsection (1) (a) (ii)—imprisonment for 7 years; or
(c) for subsection (1) (a) (iii)—imprisonment for 5 years.

ID: Q2517

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