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Tasmania. 1996 ‘Possession or Use of Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1996 (Act as at 4 November 2015); Part 2 (Section 9). Hobart: Legislative Council and House of Assembly. 30 August

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9. Possession or use of firearms

(1) A person must not possess or use a firearm -
(a) unless the person is the holder of a firearms licence of the appropriate category as specified in Division 2 in respect of that firearm; or
(b) that is a firearm in relation to which a firearms licence may not be issued.

Penalty:
Fine not exceeding 100 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both.

(1A) If a person possesses or uses a prohibited firearm -
(a) that is a firearm in relation to which a firearms licence may be issued, without being the holder of a firearms licence of the appropriate category as specified in Division 2 in respect of that firearm; or
(b) that is a firearm in relation to which a firearms licence may not be issued -

the person is guilty of an indictable offence punishable under the Criminal Code

(2) A person is to apply for a firearms licence in accordance with Division 5 of this Part.

ID: Q2943

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