Arms Legislation Bill

33 New section 22G inserted (Persons disqualified from holding firearms licence)

Before section 23, insert:

22G Persons disqualified from holding a firearms licence

A person is disqualified from holding a firearms licence if—

(a)

the person has, within the previous 10 years, been convicted, or been released from custody after being convicted, of any of the following offences:

(i)

an offence under section 16(4), 16A, 44A, 50A, 50D, 51A, 53A, 54, 54A, 55, 55A, 55D, 55E, or 55F:

(ii)

a serious violent offence as defined in section 86A of the Sentencing Act 2002:

(iii)

an offence under section 92, 98, 98A, 189A, 199, 202C, 238, 267(1), 269(1) and (3), or 306 of the Crimes Act 1961:

(iv)

an offence under section 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12A, 12AB, or 12F of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975; or

(b)

the person has, or has had within the previous 10 years, a protection order, other than a temporary order, made against them under—

(i)

section 79 of the Family Violence Act 2018; or

(ii)

section 14 of the Domestic Violence Act 1995.