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New South Wales. 1996 ‘Restrictions on Supply of Firearms.’ Firearms Act 1996 No 46 (Act Current to 24 November 2015); Section 51 (Part 6). Sydney: New South Wales Government. 28 June

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51. Restrictions on Supply of Firearms

(1) A person (the supplier) must not supply, or knowingly take part in the supply of, a firearm to another person unless:
(a) the other person is authorised to possess the firearm by a licence or permit, and
(b) the following documents have been produced to, and inspected by, the supplier:
(i) the other person's licence or permit, and
(ii) if the other person is not a licensed firearms dealer - the other person's permit to acquire the firearm (or the equivalent of any such permit that is issued under the law of another State or Territory in respect of the firearm concerned).

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 5 years.

(1A) A person (the supplier) must not supply, or knowingly take part in the supply of, a pistol or prohibited firearm to another person unless:
(a) the other person is authorised to possess the pistol or prohibited firearm by a licence or permit, and
(b) the following documents have been produced to, and inspected by, the supplier:
(i) the other person's licence or permit, and
(ii) if the other person is not a licensed firearms dealer - the other person's permit to acquire the firearm (or the equivalent of any permit that is issued under the law of another State or Territory in respect of the pistol or prohibited firearm concerned).

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 20 years.

(2) A person other than a licensed firearms dealer must not supply, or knowingly take part in the supply of, a firearm to a person who is not a licensed firearms dealer unless:
(a) the supply has, in accordance with the regulations, been arranged through a licensed firearms dealer, or
(b) in any case where a licensed firearms dealer is not (as determined by the regulations) reasonably available - the supply is witnessed by a police officer authorised by the Commissioner.

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 5 years.

(2A) A person other than a licensed firearms dealer must not supply, or knowingly take part in the supply of, a pistol or prohibited firearm to a person who is not a licensed firearms dealer unless:
(a) the supply has, in accordance with the regulations, been arranged through a licensed firearms dealer, or
(b) in any case where a licensed firearms dealer is not (as determined by the regulations) reasonably available - the supply is witnessed by a police officer authorised by the Commissioner.

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 20 years.

(3) For the purposes of this section, a person takes part in the supply of a firearm if:
(a) the person takes, or participates in, any step, or causes any step to be taken, in the process of that supply, or
(b) the person provides or arranges finance for any step in that process, or
(c) the person provides the premises in which any step in that process is taken, or suffers or permits any step in that process to be taken in premises of which the person is the owner, lessee or occupier or of which the person has the care, control or management…

ID: Q2546

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