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Australian Capital Territory. 1996 ‘Offence - Unlawful Acquisition of Firearms.’ Australian Capital Territory Firearms Act 1996 (A1996-74 - Republication No.45, effective 27 April 2016); Part 15 (Section 227). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 1 January

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227 Offence - unlawful acquisition of firearms

(1) A person (the acquirer) must not acquire, or take part in the acquisition of, a firearm from someone else (the disposer) unless —
(a) the acquirer and disposer are each authorised by a licence or permit to possess the firearm; and
(b) the disposer's licence or permit has been produced to, and inspected by, the acquirer; and
(c) if neither the acquirer nor disposer is a licensed firearms dealer - the acquisition has been arranged through a licensed firearms dealer as prescribed by regulation.

Maximum penalty:
(a) if the firearm is a prohibited firearm - imprisonment for 10 years; or
(b) in any other case - imprisonment for 5 years…

ID: Q2569

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