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Northern Territory. 1997 ‘Silencers and Machine-guns.’ Firearms Act 1997 (Reprint, as in force at 1 May 2016); Section 77. Darwin: Northern Territory Government. 13 March

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77. Silencers and machine-guns

(1) A person must not possess or use a silencer except in accordance with this section.

Maximum Penalty: 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months.

(2) A person must not possess or use a machine-gun except in accordance with this section.

Maximum Penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months.

(3) The holder of a firearms museum licence may possess a silencer or machine-gun for the purpose of exhibiting and showing it.

(4) The holder of a firearms collector licence may possess a machine-gun for the purpose of displaying it if:
(a) the acquisition of the machine-gun by the holder has been approved by the Commissioner in writing; and
(b) the holder is a collector who the Commissioner has certified in writing to be an established collector; and
(c) the holder has held a firearms collector licence for not less than 5 years; and
(d) the holder is permitted to possess and display category C firearms and category D firearms under the firearms collector licence; and
(e) the machine-gun is consistent or compatible with other firearms possessed and displayed under the firearms collector licence; and
(f) the machine-gun has been made permanently inoperable.

(5) If a person is found guilty of an offence against this section, the silencer or machine-gun possessed or used in the offence is forfeited to the Territory on the finding of guilt.

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