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Queensland. 1990 ‘Particular Conduct Involving a Weapon in a Public Place Prohibited.’ Weapons Act 1990 (As in force on 20 November 2015); Section 57 (Part 4). Brisbane: Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel. 19 September

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57. Particular conduct involving a weapon in a public place prohibited

(1) In this section —
weapon includes —
(a) an antique firearm, spear gun, longbow or sword; and
(b) a replica of a weapon; and
(c) a replica of a thing mentioned in paragraph (a); and
(d) a slingshot or shanghai.

(2) A person must not, without reasonable excuse, carry a weapon exposed to view in a public place.

Maximum penalty - 40 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment.

(3) A person must not, without reasonable excuse, carry in a public place a loaded firearm or a weapon capable of being discharged.

Maximum penalty - 120 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.

(4) A person must not, without reasonable excuse, discharge a weapon in, into, towards, over or through a public place.

Maximum penalty - 200 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment…

(6) It is not a reasonable excuse for subsection (2) or (3) to carry a weapon in a public place for self-defence purposes.

(7) In deciding what is a reasonable excuse for subsection (2) or (3), regard may be had, among other things, to whether the way the weapon is carried, or when and where it is carried, would cause a reasonable person concern that he or she, or someone else in the vicinity, may be threatened or harmed.

ID: Q2688

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