Arms Legislation Bill

59 Section 43A replaced (Mail order sale of firearm or ammunition)

Replace section 43A with:

43A Mail order or Internet sale of arms items or ammunition


A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to a fine not exceeding $10,000, if the person, without reasonable excuse, sells by mail order or a transaction on the Internet any arms item, or any ammunition for a firearm or restricted weapon, otherwise than under a written order—


signed by the purchaser; and


stating the identification number marked on the arms item; and


bearing an endorsement signed by a member of the Police and stating that the member of the Police—


has inspected the purchaser’s firearms licence; and


is satisfied that the purchaser is a fit and proper person to purchase the arms item or ammunition.


Nothing in this section applies in relation to—


any pistol, restricted weapon, or prohibited item; or


any ammunition for a firearm of the kind described in section 22(1)(a), (b), or (c).