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Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession


AustraliaApplicants for a gun owner’s licence in Australia are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership, hunting, target shooting, firearm collection, pest control, and narrow occupational uses.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason10 11 12
Australian Capital Territoryare required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport/target shooting, recreational hunting/vermin control, primary production, narrow business, employment, and occupational requirements, animal welfare, and bona fide firearm collections.
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason   
New South Walesare required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport/target shooting, recreational hunting/vermin control, primary production, narrow business, employment, and occupational requirements, animal welfare, and bona fide firearm collections.
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason   
Northern Territoryare required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport shooting, hunting, primary production, pest control, employment, occupational requirements, animal welfare, museum display, inheritance, firearm training, paintball operations and bona fide firearm collections.
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason   
Queenslandare required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport/target shooting, hunting, narrow employment requirements, use by sporting and theatrical organisations, and bona fide gun collectors.
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason   
South Australiaare required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport/target shooting, hunting, primary production, narrow business, employment, and occupational requirements, and bona fide gun collections.
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason   
Tasmaniaare required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport/target shooting, recreational hunting/vermin control, primary production, narrow business, employment, and occupational requirements, animal welfare, and bona fide gun collections.
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason   
Victoriaare required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport or target shooting, hunting, primary production, narrow business, employment, and occupational requirements, official or commercial purposes, and bona fide gun collections. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason   
Western Australiaare required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport/target shooting, recreational hunting/vermin control, primary production, narrow business, employment, and occupational requirements, and bona fide gun collections. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason   

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