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Queensland. 1996 ‘Storage of Weapon Not in Licensee's Physical Possession - Secure Storage Facilities.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015); Section 60 (Part 9). Brisbane: Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel. 19 December

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60. Storage of weapon not in licensee's physical possession - secure storage facilities

(1) This section does not apply —
(a) to the extent that this regulation otherwise provides; or
(b) to a weapon possessed under an armourer's, collector's, dealer's or theatrical ordnance supplier's licence or a security licence (organisation); or
(c) to a weapon to which section 60A applies; or
(d) if section 60A does not apply to a weapon that is in or on a vehicle and section 61 is complied with.

(2) A person who possesses a weapon must, when the weapon is not in the person's physical possession, store it unloaded in a locked container with the bolt removed or the action broken.

(3) The container must —
(a) for a category D, H or R weapon - be a rigid structure made of solid steel and be bolted to the frame or floor of a permanent building; or
(b) for another weapon —
(i) be a rigid structure made of solid steel or solid timber; and
(ii) if the container weighs less than 150kg - be securely fixed to the frame or floor of a permanent building.

(4) The container must also —
(a) have a sturdy combination lock, keyed lock or keyed padlock; and
(b) always be locked (other than for the time necessary to insert or remove a weapon, or something else, for a proper purpose).

(5) However, a person who possesses a weapon must, when the weapon is not in the person's physical possession, store it in the way provided in sections 39 to 43, if there are, at the premises where the weapon is, more than —
(a) for category A, B, C or D weapons - a total of 30 of any of those weapons; or
(b) 30 category H weapons.

(6) To prevent any doubt, it is declared that subsection (2) does not apply while a weapon is in the physical possession of a body's representative endorsed on the licence, or another individual, under the authority of a licence held by the body.

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

ID: Q2736

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