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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Offence - Failing to Comply with Storage Requirements.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 12 (Section 180). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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180 Offence - failing to comply with storage requirements

(1) A person commits an offence if the person —
(a) possesses —
(i) a prohibited firearm; or
(ii) any other firearm; and
(b) fails to take all reasonable steps to ensure each of the following:
(i) the firearm is stored safely;
(ii) the firearm is not lost or stolen;
(iii) the firearm does not come into the possession of someone who is not authorised to possess the firearm.

Maximum penalty:
(a) for subsection (1) (a) (i)—imprisonment for 2 years;
(b) for subsection (1) (a) (ii)—imprisonment for 1 year.

(2) For a firearm stored in a vehicle, the person who possesses the firearm takes all reasonable steps to ensure it is stored safely if the firearm is stored in the vehicle in accordance with any guidelines under section 37 (Minister's guidelines).

(3) Also, a regulation may prescribe what are reasonable steps.

ID: Q2564

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