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Victoria. 1998 ‘Issue of Handgun Licences for Category E Handguns.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 2 (Section 16A). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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16A. Issue of handgun licences for category E handguns

(1) The Chief Commissioner may licence a person to possess, carry or use category E handguns for the reason specified in the licence.

(2) The Chief Commissioner must not issue a licence for category E handguns unless —
(a) the applicant can demonstrate that the licence is required for an official, commercial or prescribed purpose or for a purpose authorised by an Act or regulations; and
(b) if the application is in respect of more than one category E handgun, the applicant can demonstrate a compelling reason for more than one such handgun to be possessed, carried or used under the licence.

(3) For the purposes of demonstrating that the licence is required for a purpose specified in subsection (2)(a), the applicant must produce evidence that the licence is required for that purpose.

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