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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Offences - Defacing, Altering and Removing Identification Marks.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 15 (Section 252). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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252 Offences - defacing, altering and removing identification marks

(1) A person commits an offence if the person defaces, alters or removes a number, letter or other identification mark on a firearm or barrel for a firearm.

Maximum penalty: 500 penalty units, imprisonment for 5 years or both.

(2) A person commits an offence if the person —
(a) possesses a firearm or barrel for a firearm on which a number, letter or identification mark has been defaced, altered or removed; and
(b) knows that a number, letter or identification mark has been defaced, altered or removed.

Maximum penalty: 500 penalty units, imprisonment for 5 years or both.

(3) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against subsection (1) if the defendant proves that the defendant was authorised in writing by the registrar to deface, alter or remove the number, letter or other identification mark…

ID: Q2571

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