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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Restrictions on Acquiring Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Part 6 (Section 51A). Sydney: NSW Government. 28 June

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51A. Restrictions on Acquiring Firearms

(1) A person (the receiver) must not acquire a firearm from another person (the supplier) unless:
(a) the supplier is authorised to possess the firearm by a licence or permit, and
(b) the supplier's licence or permit has been produced to, and inspected by, the receiver.

(2) A person other than a licensed firearms dealer must not acquire a firearm from another person who is not a licensed firearms dealer unless:
(a) the supply has been, in accordance with the regulations, arranged through a licensed firearms dealer, or
(b) in any case where a licensed firearms dealer is not (as determined by the regulations) reasonably available — the supply is witnessed by a police officer authorised by the Commissioner.

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.

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