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Victoria. 1998 ‘Safekeeping of Firearms and Cartridge Ammunition While Being Carried or Used.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 7 (Section 126). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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126. Safekeeping of firearms and cartridge ammunition while being carried or used

(1) A person who is carrying or using a category A or B longarm must —
(a) ensure that the firearm is carried and used in a manner that is secure and is not dangerous; and
(b) must take reasonable precautions to ensure that the firearm is not lost or stolen.

Penalty: 60 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment.

(2) A person who is carrying or using a category C or D longarm or a general category handgun must —
(a) ensure that the firearm is carried and used in a manner that is secure and is not dangerous; and
(b) must take reasonable precautions to ensure that the firearm is not lost or stolen.

Penalty: 120 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.

(3) A person who is carrying or using a category E longarm or a category E handgun must —
(a) ensure that the firearm is carried and used in a manner that is secure and is not dangerous; and
(b) must take reasonable precautions to ensure that the firearm is not lost or stolen.

Penalty: 240 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment.

(4) A person who is carrying or using cartridge ammunition must —
(a) ensure that the cartridge ammunition is carried and used in a manner that is secure and is not dangerous; and
(b) must take reasonable precautions to ensure that the cartridge ammunition is not lost or stolen.

Penalty: 60 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment.

ID: Q12023

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