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Western Australia. 1974 ‘Categories of Firearms.’ Firearms Regulations 1974 (Version 07-d0-01, as at 22 July 2015); Section 6A. Perth: State Law Publisher. 1 July
6A. Categories of firearms
(1) For the purposes of these regulations a firearm is of the category indicated in Schedule 3.
(2) If Schedule 3 specifies a genuine need test for a particular category of firearms —
(a) an approval or permit cannot be granted and a licence cannot be issued to a person unless the Commissioner is satisfied that the person has a genuine need to acquire or possess a firearm of that category; and
(b) a person cannot be considered to have a genuine need to acquire or possess a firearm of that category unless the test specified in Schedule 3 is satisfied.
(3) The genuine need test specified in Schedule 3 for a firearm of category D prevents an approval or permit from being granted, or a licence from being issued, for the purposes of a firearm of that category forming part of a genuine firearm collection but a genuine need test specified for any other category of firearm does not prevent the Commissioner from being satisfied that a person has a genuine need to acquire or possess a firearm of that other category for the purposes of the firearm forming part of a genuine firearm collection.
(4) If, for a particular category of firearms, Schedule 3 specifies any restriction on the grant of an approval or permit or the issue of a licence, an approval or permit cannot be granted and a licence cannot be issued except in accordance with that restriction.
[The Act referred to in this Regulation is the Firearms Act 1973]