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Victoria. 1998 ‘Offence to Acquire a Firearm Without a Permit.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 4 (Section 102). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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102. Offence to acquire a firearm without a permit

(1) A person must not acquire a category A or B longarm unless that person has a permit to acquire that firearm.
Penalty: 60 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment.

(1A) A person must not acquire a paintball marker unless that person has a permit to acquire that firearm.
Penalty: 60 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment.

(2) A person must not acquire a category C or D longarm unless that person has a permit to acquire that firearm.
Penalty: 120 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.

(2A) A person must not acquire a general category handgun unless that person has a permit to acquire that handgun.
Penalty: 600 penalty units or 5 years imprisonment.

(3) A person must not acquire a category E longarm unless that person has a permit to acquire that firearm.
Penalty: 240 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment.

(3A) A person must not acquire a category E handgun unless that person has a permit to acquire that handgun.
Penalty: 1200 penalty units or 10 years imprisonment.

(4) Subsections (1), (2), (2A), (3) and (3A) do not apply to a person who is a licensed firearm dealer…

(5) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person —
(a) who is the holder of an inter-State permit to acquire a category A or B longarm which has been issued not more than 28 days before the acquisition of the longarm; and
(b) who is acquiring a category A or B longarm in accordance with the permit; and
(c) who, in order to acquire the longarm, personally attends at the premises where the dealer —
(i) from whom the longarm is being acquired; or
(ii) who is acting as agent in the transaction —
(as the case requires) carries on business.

(6) Subsection (2) does not apply to a person —
(a) who is the holder of an inter-State permit to acquire a category C longarm which has been issued not more than 28 days before the acquisition of the firearm; and
(b) who is acquiring a category C longarm in accordance with the permit; and
(c) who, in order to acquire the firearm, personally attends at the premises where the dealer —
(i) from whom the firearm is being acquired; or
(ii) who is acting as agent in the transaction —
(as the case requires) carries on business.

(7) Subsection (2A) does not apply to a person —
(a) who is the holder of an inter-State permit to acquire a general category handgun which has been issued not more than 28 days before the acquisition of the firearm; and
(b) who is acquiring a general category handgun in accordance with the permit; and
(c) who, in order to acquire the firearm, personally attends at the premises where the dealer —
(i) from whom the firearm is being acquired; or
(ii) who is acting as agent in the transaction —
(as the case requires) carries on business.

ID: Q2660

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