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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Offence - Unauthorised Manufacture of Firearms.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016 ); Part 15 (Section 228). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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228. Offence - Unauthorised Manufacture of Firearms

(1) A person commits an offence if the person manufactures, or takes part in the manufacture of, a firearm.

Maximum penalty:
(a) if the firearm is a prohibited firearm - 1 500 penalty units, imprisonment for 20 years or both; or
(b) if the firearm is not a prohibited firearm - 1 000 penalty units, imprisonment for 10 years or both.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person if the person is authorised by a firearms dealer licence to manufacture the firearm.

(3) In this section:

manufacture, a firearm, includes assemble a firearm from firearm parts.

takes part - a person takes part in the manufacture of a firearm if the person -
(a) takes, or takes part in, a step, or causes a step to be taken, in the process of the manufacture; or
(b) provides or arranges finance for a step in the process; or
(c) provides the premises where a step in the process is taken, or allows a step in the process to be taken at premises of which the person is the owner, lessee or occupier or of which the person has the care, control or management.

ID: Q11930

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