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Section 44 Firearms Act 1996
Information About Close Associates of Firearms Dealers

Section 44 of the Firearms Act 1996 is Information About Close Associates of Firearms Dealers and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

(1) In an application for a firearms dealer licence, the applicant must give the name and address of each person who is a close associate of the applicant and particulars of the nature of each such person’s association with the applicant.

(2) If a licensed firearms dealer becomes aware that the close associates of the firearms dealer (if any) have changed since the firearms dealer’s most recent application for a licence, or declaration under this section, was submitted to the Commissioner, the firearms dealer must submit to the Commissioner within 7 days:

(a) a declaration notifying the Commissioner in writing of that fact, and

(b) the name and address of each person who is a close associate of the firearms dealer and particulars of the nature of each such person’s association with the firearms dealer.

(3) A licensed firearms dealer must, if notice in writing is served on the dealer by the Commissioner, submit to the Commissioner, within such time as is specified in the notice and in the form provided by the Commissioner:

(a) a declaration that:

(i) the firearms dealer (and no other person) is the person primarily responsible for the management of the firearms dealing business that is carried on under the licence, or

(ii) another person or other persons (whether instead of or in addition to the licensed firearms dealer) are primarily responsible for the management of that business, and

(b) either:

(i) a declaration that the close associates of the firearms dealer (if any) have not changed since the most recent application for a licence, or declaration under this section, was submitted to the Commissioner, or

(ii) the name and address of each person who is a close associate of the firearms dealer and particulars of the nature of each such person’s association with the firearms dealer.

(4) A person must not, in or in connection with a declaration under this section, make a statement or provide information that the person knows is false or misleading in a material particular.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

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