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Northern Territory. 1997 ‘Transporting Firearms.’ Firearms Regulations 1997 (Reprint, as in force at 1 May 2016); Section 32 (Part 4). Darwin: Northern Territory Government. 13 March

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32. Transporting firearms

(1) For the purposes of section 66 of the Act, a prohibited firearm or a category A, B, C, D or H firearm may be conveyed:
(a) by registered post;
(b) by a commercial freight carrier or a common carrier; or
(c) in the possession of:
(i) the owner of the firearm; or
(ii) a person who is licensed to be in possession of the firearm and who has the owner's permission to be in possession of the firearm.

(2) Where:
(a) a firearm is being conveyed in a motor vehicle; and
(b) the motor vehicle is left unattended at a place away from where the firearm is normally stored or secured,
Then:
(c) the firearm is to be placed in the boot, the cargo carrying area or some other lockable compartment of the vehicle or is to be secured by means of a firearm securing device;
(d) the firearm is to be completely hidden from open view;
(e) ammunition for the firearm is to be placed in a lockable compartment of the vehicle (other than the compartment in which the firearm is placed) or in a locked container secured in or on the vehicle; and
(f) the person in charge of the vehicle must take all reasonable steps to ensure that, while the vehicle remains unattended, the firearm:
(i) is kept safely in the vehicle;
(ii) is not stolen or removed from the vehicle; and
(iii) does not come into the possession of a person who is not licensed to be in possession of the firearm.

[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1997]

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