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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Adult Firearms Licences - Refusal.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 7 (Section 58). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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58 Adult firearms licences - refusal

(1) The registrar must refuse to issue an adult firearms licence to an applicant for the licence unless satisfied on reasonable grounds —
(a) about the applicant's identity; and
(b) that the applicant is suitable; and
(c) that the applicant has a genuine reason for possessing or using a firearm; and
(d) that the applicant will comply with part 12 (Safe storage of firearms) in relation to each registered firearm held under the licence; and
(e) that —
(i) the applicant is, or is about to become, a resident of the ACT; or
(ii) in accordance with section 61, it would be necessary for the applicant to possess or use the firearm in the lawful course of business or employment in the ACT; and
(f) that each registered firearm held under the licence will be stored in the ACT.

(2) The registrar must also refuse to issue the licence if —
(a) the applicant is not an adult; or
(b) for an application other than a renewal - the applicant holds a licence of the category applied for; or
(c) for an application for a licence other than a category D licence - the applicant has not completed each approved firearms training course for the category of licence applied for; or
(d) for an application for a category D licence - the applicant is not accredited by an entity approved by the registrar; or
(e) the registrar believes on reasonable grounds that it would be contrary to the public interest to issue the licence.

(3) The approval of an entity under subsection (2) (d) is a notifiable instrument.

ID: Q2518

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