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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Genuine Reasons for Having a Licence.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 12 (Part 2). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June

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12. Genuine Reasons for Having a Licence

(1) The Commissioner must not issue a licence that authorises the possession and use of a firearm unless the Commissioner is satisfied that the applicant has a genuine reason for possessing or using the firearm.

(2) An applicant does not have a genuine reason for possessing or using a firearm if the applicant intends to possess or use the firearm for any of the following reasons:
(a) personal protection or the protection of any other person,
(b) the protection of property (other than in circumstances constituting a genuine reason as set out in the Table to this section).

(3) Subsection (2) does not limit the reasons which the Commissioner may be satisfied are not genuine reasons for the purposes of justifying the possession or use of a firearm.

(4) Subject to this Act, an applicant for a licence has a genuine reason for possessing or using a firearm if the applicant:
(a) states that he or she intends to possess or use the firearm for any one or more of the reasons set out in the Table to this section, and
(b) is able to produce evidence to the Commissioner that he or she satisfies the requirements specified in respect of any such reason.

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