South Australian Government Gazette

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Firearms Amnesty Variation

Thursday, December 15, 2016

FIREARMS ACT 1977: SECTION 37

TAKE notice that with the approval of the Minister and pursuant to Section 37 of the Firearms Act 1977, I, Grant Stevens, Registrar of Firearms, do hereby vary my previous declaration of a General Amnesty from those provisions of the Firearms Act 1977 and Firearms Regulations 2008, specified in Schedule 1, subject to the conditions specified in Schedule 2.

    This Amnesty was previously declared to commence on 1 December 2015 and remain in force until midnight on 31 December 2016. I hereby vary my previous declaration to the effect that this Amnesty will now remain in force until midnight on 30 September 2017, or until midnight on the date upon which the Firearms Act 2015 is proclaimed, whichever date is reached sooner.

Schedule 1

1. This Amnesty relates to the following provisions of the Firearms Act 1977: Sections 11 (1), 14 (1), 15 B (13), 21 B (2), 23 (1), 23 (3), 24 A (1), 24 A (7) (b), 29 A (1), 29 A (2), 29 B (1) and 29 B (4).

2. This Amnesty relates to the following provisions of the Firearms Regulations 2008, Regulations 41 (2) and 41 (3).

Schedule 2

1. This Amnesty relates to all firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, fittings, mechanisms, prohibited firearm accessories and silencers.

2. This Amnesty relates only to persons who are in possession of a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, fitting, mechanism, prohibited firearm accessory or silencer for the purpose of surrendering that item to a member of the police force or a participating licensed firearms dealer.

3. For the purpose of this Amnesty a person can surrender a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, fitting, mechanism, prohibited firearm accessory or silencer to a member of the police force or a participating licensed firearms dealer for the purpose of having the item destroyed or de-activated.

4. For the purpose of this Amnesty a person who is the holder of a South Australian firearms licence can surrender a firearm to a participating licensed firearms dealer for the purpose of applying to become the registered owner of the firearm or selling the firearm to the participating licenced firearms dealer.

5. For the purpose of this Amnesty participating licenced dealers must nominate to participate, hold an unrestricted firearm dealers licence and conduct a self-audit confirming the suitability of his or her business premises and practices to safely and effectively participate.

6. For the purpose of this Amnesty South Australia Police have published a list of participating licensed firearms dealers that can be accessed from the SAPOL internet site at the following web page address: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/services-and-events/firearms-and-weapons.

Dated 7 December 2016.

G. Stevens, Registrar of Firearms