Flashcards in Arms Act 1983: Firearms & Licences Deck (20)
What are the 4 main purposes of the Arms Act 1983?
1) regulate who may have and use firearms
2) provide a licensing system for owners of firearms
3) give police the power to seize firearms
4) establish offences for the unlawful use, possession or discharge of firearms.
What is the definition of the following; firearm?
Firearm means anything from which any shot, bullet, missile, or other projectile can be discharged by force of explosive.
What is the definition of the following; Air Gun?
An air gun includes any air rifle, air pistol, or weapon from which any shot, bullet, missile or other projectile can be discharged by the use of gas or compressed air.
What is the definition of the following; Imitation firearm?
Imitation firearm means anything that has the appearance of being a firearm whether or not it is capable of discharging any shot, bullet, missile , or other projectile.
What is the definition of the following; pistol?
Pistol means any firearm that is designed or adapted to be held and fired with one hand and includes any firearm that is less than 762mm in length.
What is the definition of the following; restricted weapon?
A restricted weapon refers to any weapon declared a restricted weapon by the Governor General.
What are some examples of restricted weapons?
What is the definition of the following; explosives?
An explosive is any substance capable of exploding or producing a pyrotechnic effect.
What are so moms examples of an explosive?
Marine distress flares
How often must a firearms licence be renewed?
Every 10 years
What are the rules with regards to the possession and use of a firearm/air gun between the ages of 0-16?
Cannot own a firearm or air gun but can use one under immediate supervision
What are the rules with regards to the possession and use of a firearm/air gun between the ages of 16-18?
Requires a licence for both a firearm and air gun
What are the rules with regards to the possession and use of a firearm/air gun between the ages of 18+?
Requires a licence for a firearm but no licence for an air gun
What is a category A firearms licence?
Full licence for the possession and use of conventional firearms (not pistols, restricted weapons, or Military style semi-automatic)
What is a category B firearms licence?
Pistols, providing the owner is a member of a pistol club.
What is a category C firearms licence?
Collections, restricted weapons and use of weapons in theatrical performances.
What is a category D firearms licence?
What is a category E firearms licence?
Military style semi-automatic firearms
How is a firearms licence obtained? ( 4 steps)
After a person 16-18 decides they want a firearms licence (16-18 must have parental permission)
1) apply for firearms licence with Police.
2) applicant sits and passes firearms test
3) police conduct inquiries into suitability of applicant