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South Australia. 1977 ‘Application for Permit.’ Firearms Act 1977 (Version: 7.2.2014); Section 15 (Part 3). Adelaide: Parliament of South Australia. 12 May

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15. Application for permit

(1) An application for a permit authorising the acquisition of a firearm —
(a) must be made to the Registrar in the prescribed manner and form; and
(b) must contain the prescribed information.

(2) The Registrar may require an applicant —
(a) to furnish such further information as may be necessary to enable the Registrar to determine the application; or
(b) to verify by statutory declaration information furnished in relation to the application.

(3) Subject to subsections (4) and (4a) a permit authorising the acquisition of a firearm can only be granted —
(a) after the expiration of 28 days after the application for the permit was made; and
(b) if the applicant holds a firearms licence that authorises possession of the firearm.

(4) The Registrar may grant a permit before the expiration of 28 days after the application for the permit was made if the Registrar is satisfied that it is safe to do so and that there are special reasons for doing so.

(4a) If the applicant for a permit is the owner of a registered firearm of the same class as that to be acquired under the permit, the Registrar must grant the permit as soon as practicable after receiving the application.

(5) A licence, to the extent that it authorises possession of a firearm for the purposes of employment by a person carrying on the business of guarding property is not sufficient for the purposes of subsection (3)(b) to justify the granting of a permit to acquire a firearm.

(8) The period for which a permit remains in force must be set out in the permit.

ID: Q2888

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