Citation(s) from the literature library

Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Principles and Objects of Act.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 2 (Section 5). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

Relevant contents

5 Principles and Objects of Act

(2) The objects of this Act are as follows:
(a) to prohibit the possession and use of all automatic firearms, self-loading rifles and shotguns (including pump action shotguns), except in special circumstances;
(b) to establish an integrated licensing and registration scheme for all firearms;
(c) to require each person who possesses or uses a firearm under the authority of a licence to establish a genuine reason for possessing or using the firearm;
(d) to provide strict requirements that must be satisfied in relation to the licensing of firearms and the acquisition and sales of firearms;
(e) to ensure that firearms are stored and conveyed in a safe and secure manner;
(f) to provide for an amnesty period to enable the surrender of certain prohibited firearms.

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