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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Offence of Unauthorised Possession or Use of Pistols or Prohibited Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 7 (Part 2). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June

Relevant contents

7. Offence of unauthorised possession or use of pistols or prohibited firearms

(1) A person must not possess or use a pistol or prohibited firearm unless the person is authorised to do so by a licence or permit.

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 14 years.

(2) Without limiting the operation of subsection (1), a person who is the holder of a licence is guilty of an offence under this section if the person:
(a) uses a pistol or prohibited firearm for any purpose otherwise than in connection with the purpose established by the person as being the genuine reason for possessing or using the pistol or prohibited firearm, or
(b) contravenes any condition of the licence…

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