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Victoria. 1998 ‘Prohibition on Acquisition of Firearm Except from Licensed Firearms Dealer.’ Firearms Act 1996 No. 66 of 1996 (Version No. 080, as of 1 December 2015); Part 4 (Section 95). Melbourne: Department of Justice, Victoria. 31 January

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95 Prohibition on acquisition of firearm except from licensed firearms dealer

(1) A person who is not a licensed firearms dealer must not acquire a category A or B longarm from a person who is not a licensed firearms dealer, unless the person who is acquiring the firearm engages a licensed firearms dealer as his or her agent in the transaction.

Penalty: 120 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment…

(2) A person who is not a licensed firearms dealer must not acquire a category C or D longarm from a person who is not a licensed firearms dealer, unless the person who is acquiring the firearm engages a licensed firearms dealer as his or her agent in the transaction.

Penalty: 240 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment.

(2A) A person who is not a licensed firearms dealer must not acquire a general category handgun from a person who is not a licensed firearms dealer, unless the person who is acquiring the firearm engages a licensed firearms dealer as his or her agent in the transaction.

Penalty: 600 penalty units or 5 years imprisonment.

(3) A person who is not a licensed firearms dealer must not acquire a category E longarm from a person who is not a licensed firearms dealer, unless the person who is acquiring the firearm engages a licensed firearms dealer as his or her agent in the transaction.

Penalty: 600 penalty units or 7 years imprisonment.

(4) A person who is not a licensed firearms dealer must not acquire a category E handgun from a person who is not a licensed firearms dealer, unless the person who is acquiring the firearm engages a licensed firearms dealer as his or her agent in the transaction.

Penalty: 1200 penalty units or 10 years imprisonment.

ID: Q2663

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