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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Safe Keeping of Firearms - General Requirement.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 39 (Part 4). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June

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39. General Requirement

(1) A person who possesses a firearm must take all reasonable precautions to ensure:
(a) its safe keeping, and
(b) that it is not stolen or lost, and
(c) that it does not come into the possession of a person who is not authorised to possess the firearm.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both, if it is established beyond reasonable doubt that the firearm concerned was a prohibited firearm or a pistol, or 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both, in any other case.

(2) The regulations may specify the precautions that are taken to be reasonable precautions for the purposes of this section.

ID: Q2501

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