Categories, access and security of firearms
The possession of the following firearms is prohibited, except in limited circumstances:
Access to Class C firearms
This will be limited to:-
1. Primary Producer
This includes employees and relatives who live on or near the land on which that business is carried on and must be employed in that business. Applicants must show a genuine need for the firearm for the purpose of that business and that there is no satisfactory alternative to using a firearm of that class. There is a limit of one self-loading rifle and one self-loading shotgun or pump action shotgun per licensed person.
2. Clay Target Shooters
The applicant must be a member of the SA Clay Target Association Incorporated or the Australian Clay Target Association Incorporated (ACTA) and must also be a member of a recognised firearms club affiliated with either of those associations (the ACTA is the accredited association for shooting the discipline at Olympic or Commonwealth competitions). Applicants must also show a genuine need for the class C firearm for the purpose of an activity of the club conducted in accordance with the rules of the Australian Clay Target Association Inc.
Licensed, bona fide firearms collectors will be able to possess class C firearms in a collection provided they have been rendered temporarily incapable of use, by removal and separate secure storage of the bolt and or firing pin, breech b;lock or immobilised by means of a trigger lock. A collector's licence does not allow a person to use a class C firearm.
Access to Class D firearms
This will be limited to an applicant who gains their livelihood wholly or partly from professional shooting and the applicant needs the firearm to destroy animals in the course of professional shooting. If the applicant does not satisfy the legislative requirements to have possession of a class D firearm, the applicant will not be granted a firearms licence to possess these firearms.
SECURITY OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION
Possession pursuant to firearms licence
Note: firearm includes receivers of firearms.
Reg 38. ( I ) A person (not being a dealer) who has possession of a class A or B firearm, must keep the firearm or receiver secured by-
(a) Securely attaching and locking it to part of the building in which it is kept; or
(b) Keeping it in a locked cabinet made of hardwood or steel that is securely attached to the building in which it is kept, or
(c) Keeping it in a locked safe made of steel that is securely attached to the building in which it is kept; or
(d) Keeping it in a locked steel and concrete strongroom; or
(e) Such other method as is approved by the Registrar.
(2) A person (not being a dealer) who has possession of a class C, D or H firearm must keep the firearm or receiver secured by-
(a) Keeping it in a locked safe made of steel that is securely attached to the building in which it is kept.
(b) Keeping it in a locked steel and concrete strongroom.
(c) Such other method as is approved by the Registrar.
(3) A cabinet or safe referred to in sub regulation (1) or (2) must be-
(a) Fitted with fittings and locks that prevent it from being easily forced open.
(b) Made of material of sufficient thickness to prevent it from being easily broken, opened or destroyed.
(4) Despite sub regulations (1)(C) and (2)(a), a safe need not be attached to the building if it's mass when empty is 150 kilograms or more.
Conditions of licences
21.(1)(d) When a firearm or ammunition is not secured as required by the normal security requirements the holder of the licence must take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the firearm or ammunition is not lost or stolen or does not come into the possession of an unauthorised person.
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