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Victoria. 1998 ‘Issue of Category 2 Firearms Collectors Licences.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 2 (Section 21A). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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21A. Issue of category 2 firearms collectors licences

(1) The Chief Commissioner may licence a person to possess or carry —
(a) longarms; and
(b) handguns that have been manufactured on or after 1 January 1947; and
(c) handguns that have been manufactured on or after 1 January 1900 but no later than 31 December 1946; and
(d) handguns that have been manufactured before 1900, that use percussion as a means of ignition and that take cartridge ammunition that is commercially available; and
(e) antique handguns (that are not single shot antique handguns) —
for the purpose of collecting any such firearms.

(2) The Chief Commissioner must not issue a licence under subsection (1) unless the applicant —
(a) can demonstrate that the handguns collected will be of obvious and significant commemorative, historical or thematic value; and
(b) has held a category 1 firearms collectors licence for a period of at least 2 years; and
(c) is a member of an approved firearms collectors club, a nominated officer of which has endorsed the application, on behalf of the club; and
(d) possesses more than 10 handguns manufactured before 1 January 1947, and the addition of handguns manufactured on or after 1 January 1947 will increase the historical value and significance of the collection; and
(e) can demonstrate that the proposed increase of the collection is safe in all the circumstances.

ID: Q2621

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