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Northern Territory. 1997 ‘Carrying Firearms in Public Places.’ Firearms Act 1997 (Reprint, as in force at 1 May 2016); Section 78. Darwin: Northern Territory Government. 13 March
78. Carrying firearms in public places
(1) In this section:
"local government area" means an area for which a council is constituted under the Local Government Act.
"public place", see section 5 of the Summary Offences Act.
"town", see section 3 of the Crown Lands Act.
(2) A person must not carry a firearm exposed to public view in a public place within a town or local government area.
Maximum Penalty: 200 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months or, if the offence relates to a category A firearm or category B firearm, 100 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months.
(3) A person must not carry a loaded firearm in a public place within a town or local government area.
Maximum Penalty: 400 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years or, if the offence relates to a category A firearm or category B firearm, 200 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.
(4) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to or in relation to the holder of a firearms employee licence who is carrying out the duties of his or her employment in relation to which the licence was granted.
(5) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against this section for the defendant to prove that he or she had a lawful excuse for performing the act that would otherwise constitute the offence.