Arms Act 1983

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17 Burden of proof

In any proceedings against any person in respect of any offence against section 16 of this Act in which it is proved that he did any act in relation to a firearm, pistol, starting pistol, restricted airgun, or restricted weapon (or a part of a firearm, pistol, starting pistol, or restricted weapon) which would have amounted to an offence if that act were not done pursuant to a permit issued to him by a member of the Police, the burden of proving that he did that act pursuant to any such permit shall lie on him.

Compare: 1958 No 21 s 6(6)

Section 17: amended, on 11 December 2013, by section 6 of the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 117).

Section 17: amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).