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Northern Territory. 1997 ‘Permits to Purchase or Acquire Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1997 (Reprint, as in force at 1 May 2016); Section 35. Darwin: Northern Territory Government. 13 March

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35. Permits to purchase or acquire firearms

(1) The holder of a licence may apply to the Commissioner for a permit to purchase or acquire a firearm.

(2) A separate permit to purchase or acquire a firearm is required for each firearm to be purchased or acquired.

(3) The Commissioner:
(a) is not to grant a permit to a person to purchase or acquire a firearm unless the person is the holder of a licence authorising the person to use or possess the firearm concerned; and
(b) may refuse to grant a permit to purchase or acquire a firearm to a person who is the holder of a firearms club junior licence.

(4) Subject to subsection (5), the Commissioner is not to grant to a person a permit to purchase or acquire a firearm until after the end of the period of 28 days after the day on which the application for the permit is made.

(5) The Commissioner may grant a permit to a person to purchase or acquire a firearm before the expiration of the period mentionned in subsection (4) where:
(a) the person:
(i) holds a licence and owns a registered firearm; and
(ii) has established a genuine need for owning the firearm to be purchased or acquired; and
(b) the prescribed checks have been completed.

(6) Unless revoked, a permit to purchase or acquire a firearm remains in force for the period specified in the permit or until the firearm to which the permit relates is purchased or acquired, whichever is the sooner.

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