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Victoria. 1998 ‘Offence for Non-Prohibited Person to Possess, Carry or Use a Handgun Without a Licence.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 2 (Section 7). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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7 Offence for non-prohibited person to possess, carry or use a handgun without a licence

(1) A non-prohibited person must not possess, carry or use a registered general category handgun for purposes other than the purpose of collecting handguns, unless that person does so under and in accordance with a licence issued under Division 3 or 5 of this Part.

Penalty: 240 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment.

(2) A non-prohibited person must not possess, carry or use a registered category E handgun for purposes other than the purpose of collecting handguns, unless that person does so under and in accordance with a licence issued under Division 3 of this Part.

Penalty: 600 penalty units or 7 years imprisonment.

(3) A non-prohibited person must not possess, carry or use a registered general category handgun, that was manufactured before 1 January 1947, for the purpose of collecting handguns, unless that person does so under and in accordance with a licence issued under section 21 or section 25.

Penalty: 240 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment.

(4) A non-prohibited person must not possess, carry or use a registered category E handgun for the purpose of collecting handguns unless that person does so under and in accordance with a licence issued under section 21 or section 25.

Penalty: 600 penalty units or 7 years imprisonment.

(5) A non-prohibited person must not possess, carry or use a registered general category handgun, that was manufactured on or after 1 January 1947, for the purpose of collecting handguns, unless that person does so under and in accordance with a licence issued under section 21A.

Penalty: 240 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment.

(6) A non-prohibited person must not possess, carry or use a registered category E handgun, that was manufactured on or after 1 January 1947, for the purpose of collecting handguns, unless that person does so under and in accordance with a licence issued under section 21A.

Penalty: 600 penalty units or 7 years imprisonment.

ID: Q2610

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