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Northern Territory. 1997 ‘Permits for Category H Sports Shooters.’ Firearms Act 1997 (Reprint, as in force at 1 May 2016); Section 35A. Darwin: Northern Territory Government. 13 March

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35A. Permits for category H sports shooters

(1) The Commissioner must not grant to the holder of a category H sports shooter's licence a permit to purchase or acquire a firearm unless the holder has, at all times during the 6 months before the application for the permit, held one or the other of the following:
(a) a category H sports shooter's licence;
(b) a shooter's licence authorising the possession and use of a category H firearm that was granted for (or partially for) the genuine reason of sports shooting.

(2) The Commissioner must not grant to the holder of a category H sports shooter's licence a permit to acquire a firearm unless the permit is for a prescribed firearm.

(3) The Commissioner must not grant to the holder of a category H sports shooter's licence a permit to acquire a firearm if the acquisition under the permit would result in the holder exceeding the limits on firearm ownership specified in section 35B.

(4) The Commissioner may grant to the holder of a category H sports shooter's licence a permit to acquire a firearm only if the application for the permit is accompanied by an endorsement by an approved firearms club:
(a) to the effect that:
(i) the applicant is, and has been for more than 6 months, a shooting member of the firearms club; and
(ii) the applicant has complied with the licence condition specified in section 15C(d); and
(iii) the club supports the application for a permit; and
(b) giving details of the shooting disciplines the firearm to be purchased under the permit is to be used for at the club; and
(c) confirming that the applicant has adequate storage facilities to cater for the firearm to be purchased under the permit; and
(d) if the permit sought relates to a firearm with a calibre greater than .38", confirming that:
(i) the firearm is intended for use in a specially accredited discipline; and
(ii) the applicant is affiliated with the appropriate national or international body that administers the particular shooting discipline; and
(e) providing any further particulars that the Commissioner requires.

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