Section 52 of the Firearms Act 1996 is Use of Mail for Sending Firearms and Barrels and is extracted below.
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(cf 1990 Reg cl 86B)
(1) A person must not send a firearm or firearm barrel by mail to an address in New South Wales.
(2) A person must not receive a firearm or firearm barrel by mail at an address in New South Wales.
(3) A person must not direct or request another person, whether the other person is within or outside New South Wales when the request is made, to send a firearm or firearm barrel by mail to an address in New South Wales, whether or not the request is made in writing or in connection with the acquisition by the person of the firearm or firearm barrel.
(4) A person is taken to have made such a request if the person accepts an offer made by another person within or outside New South Wales to forward a firearm or firearm barrel by mail to an address within New South Wales.
(4A) It is not an offence under subsection (1) or (2) if the firearm or firearm barrel is sent by a licensed firearms dealer to another licensed firearms dealer by a form of post that requires delivery in person to the addressee.
(4B) It is not an offence under subsection (3) if the person who is directed or requested to send the firearm or firearm barrel is a licensed firearms dealer (or a firearms dealer licensed under the law of another State) and the firearms dealer is directed or requested to send the firearm or barrel to a licensed firearms dealer by a form of post that requires delivery in person to the addressee.
(5) It is a defence to a prosecution under subsection (2) if the defendant proves that the firearm or firearm barrel was sent to the defendant without his or her knowledge or approval.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
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