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Australian Capital Territory. 2008 ‘Storage of Category A and Category B Firearms, Collectors.’ Firearms Regulation 2008 (SL2008-55, Republication No 13, effective 1 December 2015); Section 46 (Part 11). Canberra: ACT Parliamentary Counsel. 22 December

Relevant contents

46. Storage of category A and category B firearms, collectors - Act, s 180 (3)

(1) A person who holds a collectors licence takes reasonable steps to ensure that a category A or category B firearm stated in the licence is stored safely if the firearm is stored in accordance with this section.

(2) If not more than 10 category A or category B firearms are stated in the licence —
(a) the firearms must be stored in a metal lockable container and the firing mechanisms must be stored in a separate lockable metal drawer or container that may be external or internal to the metal lockable container; or
(b) the firearms must be stored in a security container that is constructed of a recognised hardwood and lined with steel sheeting, the door of which is fitted with metal hinges and either —
(i) an appropriate deadlock; or
(ii) 2 sliding bolts fitted with padlocks of an appropriate strength.

(3) If a container mentioned in subsection (2) (other than a container for firing mechanisms) weighs less than 150kg when empty, it must be fixed to the floor or wall with no fewer than 2 appropriate anchor bolts.

(4) If more than 10 category A or category B firearms are stated in the licence, the firearms must be stored in a metal safe or a concrete or brick safe of a kind described in section 47 (3).

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1996]

ID: Q2633

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