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Section 51I Firearms Act 1996
Remote Controlled Possession and Use of Firearms

Section 51I of the Firearms Act 1996 is Remote Controlled Possession and Use of Firearms and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

(1) A person who possesses or uses a firearm by remote control is guilty of an offence under this subsection unless the person is authorised by a permit to possess or use the firearm by remote control.

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 5 years.

(2) A person who possesses or uses a pistol or prohibited firearm by remote control is guilty of an offence under this subsection unless the person is authorised by a permit to possess or use the pistol or prohibited firearm by remote control.

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 14 years.

Note : Reference to a pistol includes a prohibited pistol.

(3) A person possesses a firearm by remote control when the person has the firearm in or on any vehicle, vessel, aircraft or other device that is being operated by the person by remote control. A person uses a firearm by remote control when the person operates the firearm by remote control.

(4) If, on the trial of a person for an offence under subsection (2), the jury is not satisfied that the accused is guilty of the offence but is satisfied on the evidence that the person is guilty of an offence under subsection (1), it may find the person not guilty of the offence charged but guilty of an offence under subsection (1), and the accused is liable to punishment accordingly.

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