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South Australia. 2008 ‘Security of Firearms.’ Firearms Regulations 2008 (Version: 1.7.2015); Section 38 (Part 6). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 1 September

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38. Security of firearms

(1) A person (not being a dealer) who has possession of a class A or B firearm must keep the firearm secured by —
(a) securely attaching and locking it to part of the building in which it is kept; or
(b) keeping it in a locked cabinet made of hardwood or steel that is securely attached to the building in which it is kept; or
(c) keeping it in a locked safe made of steel that is securely attached to the building in which it is kept; or
(d) keeping it in a locked steel and concrete strong room; or
(e) such other method as is approved by the Registrar.

(2) A person (not being a dealer) who has possession of a class C, D or H firearm must keep the firearm secured by —
(a) keeping it in a locked safe made of steel that is securely attached to the building in which it is kept; or
(b) keeping it in a locked steel and concrete strong room; or
(c) such other method as is approved by the Registrar.

(3) A cabinet or safe referred to in subregulation (1) or (2) must —
(a) be fitted with fittings and locks that prevent it from being easily forced open; and
(b) be made of material of sufficient thickness to prevent it being easily broken, opened or destroyed.

(4) Despite subregulations (1)(c) and (2)(a), a safe need not be attached to the building if its mass when empty is 150 kilograms or more.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1977]

ID: Q2921

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