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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Offence - Unauthorised Manufacture of Firearms.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016 ); Part 15 (Section 228). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January
228. Offence - Unauthorised Manufacture of Firearms
(1) A person commits an offence if the person manufactures, or takes part in the manufacture of, a firearm.
(a) if the firearm is a prohibited firearm - 1 500 penalty units, imprisonment for 20 years or both; or
(b) if the firearm is not a prohibited firearm - 1 000 penalty units, imprisonment for 10 years or both.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person if the person is authorised by a firearms dealer licence to manufacture the firearm.
(3) In this section:
manufacture, a firearm, includes assemble a firearm from firearm parts.
takes part - a person takes part in the manufacture of a firearm if the person -
(a) takes, or takes part in, a step, or causes a step to be taken, in the process of the manufacture; or
(b) provides or arranges finance for a step in the process; or
(c) provides the premises where a step in the process is taken, or allows a step in the process to be taken at premises of which the person is the owner, lessee or occupier or of which the person has the care, control or management.