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Queensland. 1990 ‘Possession of Weapons.’ Weapons Act 1990 (As in force on 20 November 2015); Section 50 (Part 4). Brisbane: Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel. 19 September

Relevant contents

50. Possession of weapons

(1) A person must not unlawfully possess a weapon.

Maximum penalty —
(a) if the person unlawfully possesses 10 or more weapons at least 5 of which are category D, E, H or R weapons - 13 years imprisonment; or
(b) if paragraph (a) does not apply and the person unlawfully possesses 10 or more weapons - 500 penalty units or 10 years imprisonment; or
(c) if paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply —
(i) for a category D, H or R weapon - 300 penalty units or 7 years imprisonment; or
(ii) for a category C or E weapon - 200 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment; or
(iii) for a category A, B or M weapon - 100 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment…

(2) A court, in sentencing a person found guilty of an offence against subsection (1), may take into consideration whether the person stored the weapon in the way prescribed under a regulation for the weapon.

ID: Q2686

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