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South Australia. 1977 ‘Interpretation.’ Firearms Act 1977 (Version: 7.2.2014); Section 5 (Part 1). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 12 May

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5. Interpretation

(10) For the purposes of this Act a person who has a mental or physical condition that would make it unsafe for him or her to possess a firearm or ammunition must be taken not to be a fit and proper person to have possession of a firearm or ammunition or to hold or have possession of a licence.

(11) For the purposes of this Act a person may be taken not to be a fit and proper person to have possession of a firearm or ammunition or to hold or have possession of a licence if the person —
(a) has not complied with the requirements of this Act in relation to the safe handling, carriage or use of firearms; or
(b) has been found guilty of an offence against this Act or corresponding legislation of another State or Territory of the Commonwealth; or
(c) has been found guilty of an offence involving actual or threatened violence in this State or any other State or Territory of the Commonwealth or in any other part of the world; or
(ca) has been found guilty of an offence prescribed by regulation; or
(d) has been guilty of fraud or deception for the purpose of obtaining a licence or permit under this Act or under corresponding legislation in another State or Territory of the Commonwealth; or
(e) is the subject, or has in the past been the subject, of an intervention order under the Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 or any other order of a similar nature made by a court whether in this State or any other State or Territory of the Commonwealth.

(12) Subsection (11) does not limit the grounds on which a person may be taken not to be a fit and proper person for the purposes of this Act.

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