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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Acquisition of Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Part 6 (Section 50). Sydney: NSW Government. 28 June

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50. Acquisition of Firearms

A person must not acquire a firearm unless the person is:
(a) authorised to possess the firearm by a licence or permit, and
(b) except in the case of a licensed firearms dealer, authorised to acquire the firearm by a permit (or the equivalent of any such permit that is issued under the law of another State or Territory in respect of the firearm concerned).

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 14 years if the firearm concerned is a pistol or prohibited firearm, or imprisonment for 5 years in any other case.

ID: Q12050

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