Section 40 of the Firearms Act 1996 is Category A and Category B Licence Requirements and is extracted below.
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(1) The holder of a category A or category B licence must comply with the following requirements in respect of any firearm to which the licence applies:
(a) when any such firearm is not actually being used or carried, it must be stored in a locked receptacle of a type approved by the Commissioner and that is constructed of hard wood or steel and not easily penetrable,
(b) if such a receptacle weighs less than 150 kilograms when empty, it must be fixed in order to prevent its easy removal,
(c) the locks of such a receptacle must be of solid metal and be of a type approved by the Commissioner,
(d) any ammunition for the firearm must be stored in a locked container of a type approved by the Commissioner and that is kept separate from the receptacle containing any such firearm,
(e) such other requirements relating to security and safe storage as may be prescribed by the regulations.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.
(2) A licensee does not have to comply with the requirements of this section if the licensee satisfies the Commissioner that the licensee has provided alternative arrangements for the storage of firearms in the licensee’s possession that are of a standard not less than the requirements set out in this section.
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