How many guns can I have

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How many guns can I have

Post by Diddums » 19 May 2019, 9:32 am

I'm can't find the answer anywhere else so I'll ask here.

I remember hearing when I first got my license that if you have a Cat A&B license and own more than a certain amount of firearms you needed to have higher security at the premises, like alarms and back to base monitoring.

Can anyone shed some light on it.
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Post by JimTom » 19 May 2019, 10:24 am

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Post by No1_49er » 19 May 2019, 11:10 am

JimTom wrote:What state do you live in?

https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/ ... /howto.htm

Maybe it's the way you view web pages but mine shows OP's profile as being NSW. No need to ask.
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Post by Diddums » 19 May 2019, 12:21 pm

No1_49er wrote:
JimTom wrote:What state do you live in?

https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/ ... /howto.htm

Maybe it's the way you view web pages but mine shows OP's profile as being NSW. No need to ask.



Yeah NSW
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Post by Ziad » 19 May 2019, 12:32 pm

No1_49er wrote:
JimTom wrote:What state do you live in?

https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/ ... /howto.htm

Maybe it's the way you view web pages but mine shows OP's profile as being NSW. No need to ask.


If this site is viewed on a mobile it doesn't show state. I found that out the hard way.
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Post by bladeracer » 19 May 2019, 12:57 pm

Diddums wrote:I'm can't find the answer anywhere else so I'll ask here.

I remember hearing when I first got my license that if you have a Cat A&B license and own more than a certain amount of firearms you needed to have higher security at the premises, like alarms and back to base monitoring.

Can anyone shed some light on it.


Down here in Victoria it's fifteen CatA/B and then you need a very basic alarm system, not monitored, not professionally installed, with an external flashing light and a siren. Once you have the alarm there's no legislated limit on how many CatA/B you can have.

Been looking through the NSW regs and I can't find any mention at all of any requirement for increased security because of a certain number of CatA/B firearms.
I also can't find any restriction on how many CatA/B firearms can be owned.
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Post by Diddums » 19 May 2019, 1:04 pm

bladeracer wrote:
Diddums wrote:I'm can't find the answer anywhere else so I'll ask here.

I remember hearing when I first got my license that if you have a Cat A&B license and own more than a certain amount of firearms you needed to have higher security at the premises, like alarms and back to base monitoring.

Can anyone shed some light on it.


Down here in Victoria it's fifteen CatA/B and then you need a very basic alarm system, not monitored, not professionally installed, with an external flashing light and a siren. Once you have the alarm there's no legislated limit on how many CatA/B you can have.


Thanks.
I've looked through the Firearms act 1996 and there isnt any limit listed, only specifications on requirements for each category.
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Post by JimTom » 19 May 2019, 1:20 pm

No1_49er wrote:
JimTom wrote:What state do you live in?

https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/ ... /howto.htm

Maybe it's the way you view web pages but mine shows OP's profile as being NSW. No need to ask.



Oh please accept my sincerest apologies.
Do you think I would have asked if NSW was displayed under his name?
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Post by JimTom » 19 May 2019, 1:25 pm

Actually 49er you can go fark yourself. Was only trying to assist someone who asked a question. I even went to the effort to find the appropriate link in my home state just in case the poster was from QLD. Don’t think I will bother in the future.
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Post by Stix » 19 May 2019, 1:38 pm

My pos samsng phone doesnt display the state when held vertically/viewed as normal...but I discovered it does show the state of rotated 90 degrees.

Hey jimtom, according to my screen you dont live anywhere... :sarcasm:
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Post by pomemax » 19 May 2019, 2:04 pm

the answer to the opps question in NSW is easy HOW MANY DO YOU WISH TO OWN at the moment there are no restrictions or conditions on Alarms . I have seen one blokes collection of pump action Firearms close to a 1000 that,s pumps only not counting bolt or levers . ( not mine I wish it was )
Jimtom no state listed for you on a PC either, but its a fair question to ask as we all know the laws are not consistent state to state
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Post by Diddums » 19 May 2019, 6:17 pm

Thanks for everyone's replies
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Post by Ziad » 19 May 2019, 9:02 pm

Ohh I just learnt something new today. Thanks stix
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Post by Chappo » 19 May 2019, 9:40 pm

Hey Ziad, I told you that in the “registration of unregistered firearms post”


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Re: How many guns can I have

Post by zhuk » 20 May 2019, 4:06 am

Nope, no limit on A/B in NSW as mentioned, a member of my club has 70 and no alarm required, I have 15. Handguns are a different matter I think its somewhere in the vicinity of 15-20 alarm/back to base will be indicated. But don't quote on that last figure.
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Post by brett1868 » 20 May 2019, 9:15 am

zhuk wrote:Nope, no limit on A/B in NSW as mentioned, a member of my club has 70 and no alarm required, I have 15. Handguns are a different matter I think its somewhere in the vicinity of 15-20 alarm/back to base will be indicated. But don't quote on that last figure.


No limit on handguns for private individuals providing you can demonstrate genuine reason. That 15 limit applies to security companies only :D
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Post by Oldbloke » 20 May 2019, 11:30 pm

"Oh please accept my sincerest apologies.
Do you think I would have asked if NSW was displayed under his name?"

If you turn your mobile on its side it then usually shows the location.
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Post by zhuk » 02 Jun 2019, 9:46 pm

brett1868 wrote:
zhuk wrote:Nope, no limit on A/B in NSW as mentioned, a member of my club has 70 and no alarm required, I have 15. Handguns are a different matter I think its somewhere in the vicinity of 15-20 alarm/back to base will be indicated. But don't quote on that last figure.


No limit on handguns for private individuals providing you can demonstrate genuine reason. That 15 limit applies to security companies only :D


No I meant limit before you are required to have beefed up storage (and are asked about your "genuine reason" for that number)

I know because the Secretary of my pistol club was grilled about it because he was keeping all the club guns at home for a period of time.
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