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Western Australia. 1973 ‘Licensing Offences.’ Firearms Act 1973 (Version 05-00-00, reprinted under the Reprints Act 1984 as at 13 February 2015); Section 19. Perth: State Law Publisher. 18 October

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19. Licensing offences

(1) Any person who —
(a) sells, delivers or disposes of; or
(b) purchases or otherwise comes into possession of; or
(c) is in possession of,
any firearm or ammunition and is not the holder of a licence or permit under this Act entitling him to do so commits a crime unless subsection (1ae) or section 19AA provides otherwise or section 8 applies…

(1ac) Unless subsection (1aa) or (1ab) applies, a person who is guilty of a crime under subsection (1) committed in relation to a firearm is liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for 7 years if —
(a) at the time of the offence the offender —
(i) had been refused, or was disqualified from holding, a licence or permit referred to in subsection (1); or
(ii) had had a licence or permit referred to in subsection (1) revoked,
in relation to the firearm or a firearm of the same kind; or
(b) the firearm was a handgun or a prescribed firearm; or
(c) at the time of the offence, any number or identification mark which was on the firearm had been defaced or removed; or
(d) the firearm had been altered from the design or characteristics of its original manufacture.
Summary conviction penalty for a crime under subsection (1) committed in any of the circumstances described in this subsection: Imprisonment for 3 years or a fine of $12 000.

(1ad) Unless subsection (1aa), (1ab) or (1ac) applies, a person who commits a crime under subsection (1) is liable, on conviction, to imprisonment for 5 years.

Summary conviction penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years or a fine of $12 000….

ID: Q2754

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