46 Carrying of imitation firearm, except for lawful, proper, and sufficient purpose


A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1 year, or to a fine not exceeding $4,000, if the person, except for some lawful, proper, and sufficient purpose, carries an imitation firearm.


In any prosecution for an offence against subsection (1) in which it is proved that the defendant was carrying an imitation firearm, the defendant has the burden of proving the existence of some lawful, proper, and sufficient purpose.

Section 46: replaced, on 25 June 2020, by section 74 of the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 23).