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Tasmania. 1996 ‘Silencers and Magazines.’ Firearms Act 1996 (Act as at 4 November 2015); Part 7 (Section 118). Hobart: Legislative Council and House of Assembly. 30 August

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118. Silencers and magazines

(1) A person must not use, keep, possess, sell or manufacture any implement designed to suppress the sound caused by the discharge of a firearm, whether or not the implement forms part of the firearm or can be attached to, or removed from, the firearm.

Penalty:
Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both.

(2) A person must not use, keep, possess, sell, acquire or manufacture a detachable firearms magazine that is -
(a) capable of holding more than 5 rounds of ammunition; and
(b) designed or adapted for use with a self-loading centre-fire rifle.

Penalty:
Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both.

(3) A person must not possess a detachable firearms magazine that is -
(a) capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition and being used in a pump-action centre-fire rifle; or
(b) capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition and being used in a lever-action centre-fire rifle; or
(c) capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition and being used in a bolt-action centre-fire rifle.

Penalty:
Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both.

ID: Q2993

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