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Section 45A Firearms Act 1996
Recording of Ammunition Transactions

Section 45A of the Firearms Act 1996 is Recording of Ammunition Transactions and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

(1) A licensed firearms dealer must keep a record of all transactions involving the supply or acquisition of ammunition by the firearms dealer.

(2) The record must contain the following particulars for each transaction involving the supply of ammunition by the dealer:

(a) the name of the other person to whom the ammunition was supplied,

(b) the number of the other person’s licence or permit for a firearm that takes the ammunition or for a permit that authorises the person to acquire the ammunition,

(c) in the case of the supply of ammunition that is subject to the requirements of section 65A–the number of the relevant notice of registration for a firearm or permit to acquire a firearm that was seen by the dealer at the time of the supply,

(d) in the case of the supply of ammunition to a member of a shooting club by the club armourer for the club for use in a club firearm (as referred to in section 65A)–the number of the relevant notice of registration for the club firearm concerned,

(e) such other particulars as may be prescribed by the regulations.

(3) The record must contain the following particulars for each acquisition of ammunition by the dealer:

(a) the name of the person from whom the ammunition was acquired,

(b) such other particulars as may be prescribed by the regulations.

(4) A record under this section must, subject to the regulations, be made within 24 hours after the transaction to which it relates was made.

(5) The record must be kept in the form approved by the Commissioner.

(6) A licensed firearms dealer who ceases to hold such a licence must provide the Commissioner with the record kept under this section for all transactions involving the supply or acquisition of ammunition during the 2 years immediately preceding the date on which the licence ceased to be in force.

(7) A licensed firearms dealer must, on demand made by a police officer at any time:

(a) produce to that officer the record kept by the dealer under this section and permit that officer to inspect and make copies of any entries in it, and

(b) furnish to that officer any information in the dealer’s possession with respect to any ammunition acquired or supplied by the dealer.

(8) Any person making an alteration to an entry in a record kept under this section must do so by interlineation or striking out and not by erasure.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

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