Section 360.2 Criminal Code Act | Cross Border Disposal or Acquisition of Firearm


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Section 360.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Cross Border Disposal or Acquisition of Firearm and is extracted below.

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360.2 Cross-border offence of disposal or acquisition of a firearm

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) in the course of trade or commerce among the States, between Territories or between a Territory and a State, the person engages in conduct that constitutes an offence against a firearm law; and

(b) the primary element of the offence is:

(i) the disposal of a firearm by the person; or

(ii) the acquisition of a firearm by the person.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years or a fine of 2,500 penalty units, or both.

(2) Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(a) element of the offence.

(3) In this section:

firearm means a firearm within the meaning of the firearm law concerned.

firearm law means a law of a State or Territory which is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this Division.