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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Unsafe Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 61 (Part 6). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June

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61 Unsafe firearms (cf 1989 Act s 13)

(1) A person must not supply or give possession of a firearm to another person knowing that it is unsafe, except after giving an appropriate warning.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.

(2) A police officer may seize any firearm in the possession of any person if:
(a) the firearm is in a public place, and
(b) the officer suspects on reasonable grounds that the firearm is unsafe.

(3) For the purposes of this section, a firearm is to be considered as being unsafe (apart from any other reason for which it may be unsafe) if, because of some mechanical defect or its general condition, it may reasonably be considered to be unsafe.

ID: Q2580

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