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South Australia. 2008 ‘Certain Imitation Firearms Included Within Definition of Firearm.’ Firearms Regulations 2008 (Version: 1.7.2015); Section 5 (Part 1). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 1 September
5. Certain imitation firearms included within definition of firearm
(1) Pursuant to paragraph (c) of the definition of firearm in section 5(1) of the Act, a regulated imitation firearm is declared to be a firearm for the purposes of the Act.
(2) A regulated imitation firearm is —
(a) an item that contains a mechanism that imitates the loading mechanism or firing mechanism of a firearm; or
(b) an item that is an imitation of the receiver of a firearm, other than —
(c) an item that is a children's toy or a novelty item; or
(d) an item determined by the Registrar under subregulation (3) not to be a regulated imitation firearm.
(3) The Registrar may, on application or on the Registrar's own initiative, determine that a particular item is not a regulated imitation firearm if satisfied that the item cannot readily be adapted to function as a firearm.
(4) The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, declare an item of a specified class to be a regulated imitation firearm (and such a notice has effect according to its terms despite subregulation (2)).
(5) The Minister may, by subsequent notice in the Gazette, vary or revoke a notice made under this regulation.
[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1977]
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