Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 No 127
Current version for 1 January 2014 to date (accessed 23 November 2014 at 14:22)
Part 4Section 27

27   On-the-spot inspection of prohibited weapons

(1)  A person who is in possession of a prohibited weapon must, on the demand of an authorised officer or police officer at any time, immediately produce for inspection by the officer:
(a)  the weapon, and
(b)  any permit that authorises the person to possess the weapon.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

(2)  A person is guilty of an offence under this section only if the authorised officer or police officer, when making the demand, explains to the person that failure to comply with the demand is an offence under this Act.
(3)  A person is not guilty of an offence under this section because of failing to produce a permit if the person:
(a)  has a reasonable excuse for not having the permit when the demand is made, and
(b)  produces it, within 48 hours after the demand for its production is made, to the authorised officer or police officer who made the demand or to another authorised officer or police officer nominated by the officer.
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