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Queensland. 1990 ‘Commissioner to Maintain Firearms Register.’ Weapons Act 1990 (As in force on 20 November 2015); Section 49 (Part 3). Brisbane: Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel. 19 September

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49. Commissioner to maintain firearms register

(1) The commissioner must establish and maintain a record (the firearms register) of all firearms in Queensland.

(2) The following information for each firearm must be entered in the firearms register —
(a) the name and address of the firearm's owner and details of the documents relied on to establish the owner's identity and address;
(b) for a firearm other than a category M crossbow - the type, make, calibre, action, magazine capacity and any serial number of the firearm;
(c) details of the licence authorising possession of the firearm;
(d) for firearms acquired after the commencement of the Weapons Amendment Act 1996 —
(i) details of any permit to acquire authorising acquisition of the firearm; and
(ii) the name and address of the person from whom the firearm was acquired and the date it was acquired;
(e) the place where the firearm is generally kept;
(f) the reason given for possession of the firearm and, if appropriate, the reason why the particular firearm was needed;
(g) for a category M crossbow - the identifying serial number of the crossbow;
(h) other information prescribed under a regulation.

(3) Also, the following information for each antique handgun must be entered in the firearms register —
(a) the name and address of the handgun's owner and details of the documents relied on to establish the owner's identity and address;
(b) the type, make, calibre, action, magazine capacity and any serial number of the firearm;
(c) the place where the firearm is generally kept;
(d) other information prescribed under a regulation.

(4) The commissioner may make information in the register available to another entity, within or outside the State, only if the commissioner is satisfied to do so would assist in achieving the object of this Act.

(5) A regulation may limit the information the commissioner may make available under subsection (4).

(6) In this section -
firearm includes —
(a) a category H weapon that is permanently inoperable; and
(b) a category M crossbow.
owner, of a firearm, includes a person who has lawfully acquired the firearm under a permit to acquire.

ID: Q2684

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