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Australian Capital Territory. 2008 ‘Category C Licences, Target Shooting.’ Firearms Regulation 2008 (SL2008-55, Republication No 13, effective 1 December 2015); Section 12 (Part 3). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 22 December

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13. Category C licences, target shooting - Act, s 53 (3)

(1) This section applies to an adult applying for a category C licence for the possession and use of a prohibited firearm (other than a firearm mentioned in the Act, schedule 1, item 6, item 11 or item 12) for the purposes of a shooting competition.

Note The Act, sch 1, items 6, 11 and 12 prescribe each of the following as a
prohibited weapon:
(a) item 6 - a self-loading shotgun of a kind that is designed or adapted for military purposes;
(b) item 11 - a firearm to which there is attached any article or device capable of muffling, reducing or stopping the noise created by firing the firearm;
(c) item 12 - a firearm, other than a pistol, fitted with a pistol grip or stock that is specially designed so as to be readily detachable, or to operate on a swivel, folding or telescopic basis.

(2) The licence may authorise the possession and use of the prohibited firearm if —
(a) the application for the licence is supported by a written statement from an officer of a club affiliated with the Australian Clay Target Association to the effect that the applicant is physically unable to compete in clay target competition unless the applicant uses a semiautomatic or pump-action shotgun; and
(b) the registrar is given a certificate from a doctor certifying that the person ought to be considered physically unable to compete in clay target competition without the use of a semiautomatic or pump-action shotgun.

(3) The licence may also authorise the possession and use of the prohibited firearm if the applicant was lawfully in the possession of the firearm on or before 14 November 1996.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1996]

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