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Queensland. 1996 ‘When and How Category H Firearm May Be Worn.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015); Section 17 (Part 3). Brisbane: Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel. 19 December

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17. When and how category H firearm may be worn

(1) A person may wear a category H firearm only if the person has an occupational requirement to wear it. (#)

Maximum penalty - 10 penalty units.

(2) A person wearing a category H firearm must comply with subsections (3) to (7).

Maximum penalty - 10 penalty units.

(3) The firearm must be carried in a holster that is consistent with the shape and size of the firearm.

(4) The holster must be designed with a safety strap to secure the firearm in the holster, and the safety strap must be fastened.

(5) The holster must be designed so that the trigger is not exposed.

(5A) However, subsections (4) and (5) do not apply if —
(a) the person is using the weapon for sports or target shooting at an approved range; and
(b) compliance with the subsections is impractical because of the type of sports or target shooting.

(6) If the holster is worn in conjunction with a belt, the holster must be securely attached to the belt.

(7) The wearer's clothes must conceal the holster and firearm.

(8) However, subsection (7) does not apply —
(a) if the person is performing duties under a security licence (guard) and is wearing clothing that readily identifies the person as a security guard; or
(b) if the wearer is using the firearm on rural land while engaged in primary production; or
(c) if the wearer is using the firearm for sports or target shooting at an approved range; or
(d) if the wearer is actually performing in —
(i) a theatrical production; or
(ii) a military re-enactment; or
(iii) an historical demonstration.

[Note]

# - This section applies to all concealable firearms, whether or not under a concealable firearms licence, for example those worn by security guards.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Weapons Act 1990]

ID: Q2715

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