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Queensland. 1996 ‘Firearms Licence - Category C Rifle and Category C Shotgun for Occupational Rural Purpose on Rural Land.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015); Section 20 (Part 3). Brisbane: Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel. 19 December

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20. Firearms licence - category C rifle and category C shotgun for occupational rural purpose on rural land

(1) A person who, in the conduct of the person's business or employment on rural land, has a need for 1 category C rifle or 1 category C shotgun, or both, for a rural purpose, may apply for a firearms licence with an endorsement for 1 category C rifle or 1 category C shotgun or both.

(2) A person who, in the conduct of the person's business or employment on rural land, has a need for more than 1 category C rifle and 1 category C shotgun for a rural purpose, may apply for a firearms licence with an endorsement for more than 1 category C rifle and 1 category C shotgun.

(3) However, a person may apply under subsection (2) only if the need arises because of the area or location of the land involved.

(4) An authorised officer may issue a licence endorsed under subsection (1) or (2) only if the authorised officer is satisfied the applicant's need for the firearm can not be satisfied in another way.

(5) A licence endorsed under subsection (1) authorises the licensee to possess and use —
(a) 1 category C rifle; or
(b) 1 category C shotgun; or
(c) 1 category C rifle and 1 category C shotgun; stated on the licence, but only to satisfy the need stated on the licence.

(6) For subsection (2), an authorised officer may endorse the licence with the number of category C rifles or shotguns the authorised officer decides is reasonably necessary to satisfy the applicant's need.

(7) A licence endorsed under subsection (2) authorises the licensee to possess and use the number of category C rifles and category C shotguns endorsed on the licence, but only to satisfy the need stated on the licence.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Weapons Act 1990]

ID: Q2717

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