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Australia. 1996 ‘Genuine Reason for Owning, Possessing or Using a Firearm.’ Special Firearms Meeting - the 'Nationwide Agreement on Firearms'; Section 3. Canberra: Australasian Police Ministers' Council. 10 May

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Genuine Reason for Owning, Possessing or Using a Firearm

Council resolved:

(c) that over and above satisfaction of the "genuine reason" test, an applicant for a licence for the categories B, C, D and H must demonstrate a genuine need for the particular type of firearm.

For Licence Category C:

- application will be limited to primary producers;
- the applicant must satisfy the licensing authority that there is a genuine need for the use of the firearm that pertains to the applicant's occupation, which cannot be achieved by some other means, and that the need cannot be satisfied by a firearm under Category A or B;
- a Category C licence holder will be limited to the maximum of one rifle and one shotgun of the types covered by Category C;
- the application is to be approved by the Commissioner of the Police, who may impose conditions as to the use of the firearm, including as to the geographical location of its use; and
- licensing authorities will develop uniform guidelines to be approved by Council.

[The APMC Resolutions are also commonly known as the 'National Firearms Agreement,' or NFA].

ID: Q2581

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