Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 9 - DANGERS TO THE COMMUNITY  

Part 9.4 - Dangerous weapons  

Division 360 - Cross-border firearms trafficking  

SECTION 360.2   Cross-border offence of disposal or acquisition of a firearm or firearm part  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) in the course of trade or commerce among the States, between Territories or between a Territory and a State, the person engages in conduct that constitutes an offence against a firearm law; and


(b) the primary element of the offence is:


(i) the disposal of a firearm or a firearm part by the person; or

(ii) the acquisition of a firearm or a firearm part by the person.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years or a fine of 2,500 penalty units, or both.

(2)  
Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(a) element of the offence.

(3)  
In this section:

firearm
means a firearm within the meaning of the firearm law concerned.

firearm law
means a law of a State or Territory which is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this Division.

firearm part
means either of the following within the meaning of the firearm law concerned:


(a) a firearm part;


(b) a part of, or for, a firearm or weapon.




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