Arms Act 1983

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50A Unlawful possession of prohibited firearm

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years who—


is in possession of a prohibited firearm; and


is not authorised or permitted expressly by or pursuant to this Act to be in possession of that prohibited firearm.

Section 50A: inserted, on 12 April 2019, by section 52 of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 12).