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Tasmania. 1996 ‘Firearms Dealer and Museum Licences Requirement.’ Firearms Act 1996 (Act as at 4 November 2015); Part 5 (Section 87). Hobart: Legislative Council and House of Assembly. 30 August

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87. Firearms dealer and museum licences requirement

The holder of a firearms dealer licence or a firearms museum licence must comply with the following requirements in respect of the premises specified in the licence and the place of storage for firearms in those premises:
(a) the premises are to be in a structurally sound condition;

(b) the doors giving access to the premises and their locks, bolts, hinges and other fastenings are to be strong, stout and in good condition;

(c) any windows, skylights or other covers of openings giving access to the premises are to be in good condition and their locks, bolts, hinges and other fastenings are to be strong, stout and in good condition;

(d) all doors and windows, skylights and other covers are to be capable of being secured against unlawful entry;

(e) all reasonable steps are to be taken to secure the premises and the place of storage from unlawful entry;

(f) the premises and place of storage are to be equipped with an anti-intrusion alarm that is able to detect, to the maximum extent reasonably practicable, any unauthorised entry to the premises or place or any unauthorised interference with any firearm;

(g) the anti-intrusion alarm is to be activated at any time the premises are unoccupied;

(h) in the case of the holder of a firearms dealer licence, if the premises or place of storage are premises or a place to which the public have access, all firearms at those premises or that place that are not in the physical possession of the holder or any employee of the holder, or that are not being displayed to a customer under the immediate continuous personal supervision of the holder or the employee, are to be -
(i) dismantled, rendered temporarily incapable of discharging a shot, bullet or other missile by the removal of a part of the firing mechanism or otherwise or secured, whether in a display cabinet, rack or otherwise, in a manner that prevents them from being readily removed and fired; or
(ii) locked up in a metal container of sturdy construction that is secured to the premises, a metal safe of sturdy construction or a steel and concrete strongroom of sturdy and sound construction;

(i) if any firearm has been dismantled or rendered temporarily incapable of discharging a shot, bullet or missile by the removal of a part of the firing mechanism, that part is to be stored on the premises in a locked receptacle of an approved type that is kept separate from any receptacle containing the firearm.

ID: Q2987

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