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South Australia. 1977 ‘Possession etc of Silencer and Certain Parts of Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1977 (Version: 7.2.2014); Section 29A (Part 5). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 12 May

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29A. Possession etc of silencer and certain parts of firearms

(1) A person who acquires, owns or has possession of a silencer is guilty of an offence.

(2) A person who has possession of—
(a) a mechanism or other fitting that can be fitted to a firearm to convert it to an automatic firearm; or
(b) a mechanism or other fitting that, when fitted to a suitable firearm, will enable the firearm to fire grenades or other explosive projectiles, is guilty of an offence unless the person is authorised to have possession of the mechanism or other fitting by a firearms licence.

(2a) Subject to this section, the maximum penalty for an offence against subsection (1) or (2) is $10 000 or imprisonment for 2 years…

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a licensed dealer in firearms in the normal course of
carrying on the business of dealing in firearms pursuant to his or her licence.

ID: Q2900

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