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 360.3   Taking or sending a firearm or firearm part across borders  

(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 takes or sends a firearm or a firearm part from one State or Territory to another State or Territory; and


(b) the person does so intending that the firearm or firearm part will be disposed of in the other State or Territory (whether by the person or another); and


(c) the person knows that, or is reckless as to whether:


(i) the disposal of the firearm or firearm part; or

(ii) any acquisition of the firearm or firearm part that results from the disposal;
would happen in circumstances that would constitute an offence against the firearm law of that other State or Territory.

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

(2)  
In this section:

firearm
means a firearm within the meaning of the firearm law mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) .

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 mentioned in paragraph (1)(c):


(a) a firearm part;


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




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