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Regulations as made
These regulations amend the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 to introduce a new import prohibition on bump stocks, auto gloves and similar devices that give a firearm the capability of being operated in a way that mimics burst fire and/or fully automatic operation. The amendments are necessary to ensure that the community remains protected from these new and emerging technologies, for which there is no legitimate civilian use and remove redundant conditions on the importation of handguns by firearms dealers, reducing the regulatory burden associated with these importations; and extend the current requirement for a firearm to bear a unique serial number to frames and receivers, whether imported as part of a firearm or not. In addition, requirements for the location, format and appearance of unique serial numbers are prescribed. The amendments enhance the ability to record, track and trace the movement of firearms, frames and receivers and may contribute to identifying and preventing firearms trafficking.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 24 Mar 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Apr-2020
Tabled Senate08-Apr-2020
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Authoritative version Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956
F1996B03651SR 1956 No. 90