Section 20A of the Weapons Prohibition Act is Record of Sale of Prohibited Weapons and is extracted below.
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(1) An authorised weapons dealer or authorised theatrical weapons armourer must ensure that the following particulars are recorded in relation to each sale by the dealer or armourer of a prohibited weapon to another person:
(a) the name and address of the other person,
(b) the number of the other person’s permit authorising the other person to possess the prohibited weapon,
(c) the date of the sale,
(d) a description of the prohibited weapon sold,
(e) in the case of the sale of a military-style weapon–the serial number or other unique identifier (if available) of the weapon,
(f) such other particulars as may be prescribed by the regulations.
(2) An entry required to be made in a record concerning the sale of a prohibited weapon must, subject to the regulations, be entered within 24 hours of the sale occurring.
(3) A record must be made and kept in the approved form.
(4) If an authorised weapons dealer or authorised theatrical weapons armourer ceases to hold a weapons dealer permit or theatrical weapons armourer permit, the former dealer or armourer must provide the Commissioner with a record of all sales during the 2 years immediately preceding the date on which the permit ceased to be in force.
(5) A person who is required to ensure a record is kept or to keep a record under this section, must, on demand made by a police officer at any time:
(a) produce the record to that officer and permit that officer to inspect and make copies of any entries in it, and
(b) produce to that officer all prohibited weapons in the possession of that person, and
(c) furnish to that officer any information in that person’s possession with respect to any prohibited weapon that has been manufactured, purchased or received under the authority of the person’s weapons dealer permit or theatrical weapons armourer permit, or that the person has in his or her possession or has sold or repaired under the authority of the permit.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
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