Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
New South Wales. 1996 ‘Licence Categories and Authority Conferred by Licence - Category H.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 8 (Part 2). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June
Category H licence (pistols)
Firearms to which the licence applies:
- pistols (including blank fire pistols and air pistols).
Prohibited firearms are excluded from this licence category.
Authority conferred by the licence:
The licensee is authorised to possess or use a registered pistol, but only for the purpose established by the licensee as being the genuine reason for having the licence.
In the case of a category H (sport/target shooting) licence, the licensee is authorised to possess or use a registered pistol only for the purposes of participating in competitive shooting activities that are approved by the Commissioner.
A category H (sport/target shooting) licence does not authorise the possession or use of a prohibited pistol.
Despite the provisions referred to above in relation to this licence category, a category H licence authorises the possession or use of an antique revolver within the meaning of section 6A. However, a category H (sport/target shooting) licence does not authorise the possession or use of any such antique revolver that is a prohibited pistol.