Section 68 of the Firearms Act 1996 is Licence or Permit must be Produced on Demand and is extracted below.
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(cf 1989 Act s 37)
(1) A person to whom a licence or permit is issued must, on demand made by a police officer at any time:
(a) if the person has the licence or permit in his or her immediate possession–produce the licence or permit for inspection by the police officer, or
(b) if the person does not have the licence or permit in his or her immediate possession–produce it as soon as practicable (but not more than 6 hours) after the demand is made to the police officer who made the demand or to another police officer nominated by the officer, or
(c) state the person’s full name and usual place of residence to the police officer.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
(2) A person is guilty of an offence under this section only if the police officer, when making the demand, explains to the person that failure to comply with the demand is an offence against this Act.
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