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15 January, 2021

Changes to replica firearm legislation in Queensland

Queenslanders who have purchased or are thinking of purchasing a replica firearm need to familiarise themselves with the new changes in legislation


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REPLICA firearms, including gel blasters, are becoming increasingly popular in Queensland, leading to an increase in the number of stores and online retailers who specialise in these items.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) are reminding Queenslanders who have purchased or are thinking of purchasing a replica firearm to familarise themselves with the change of Queensland legislation coming into place from February 1, 2021.

The legislation details:

  • Replica firearms, such as gel blasters, will not be classified as a firearm or category of weapon
  • Replica firearms do not require a licence or need to be registered with Weapons Licensing
  • When not in use, gel blasters must be stored securely, for example, in a locked cupboard or a bag, but not necessarily in a gun safe
  • When being transported, a gel blaster has to be out of sight, for example, in the boot of a car or in a bag that does not silhouette a firearm
  • Anyone owning a gel blaster must have a reasonable excuse for having one, for example, being a collector of replica weapons, or a member of a club that uses them recreationally.

 https://youtu.be/zdVjCn-e2n0

 Acting Assistant Commissioner Brian Connors said the QPS commenced an awareness campaign on the responsible use and possession of gel blasters in 2019 with the support of the industry.

“The ‘Stop and Think’ campaign will continue to promote the safe use of gel blasters as a popular pastime, support small businesses that sell equipment and supplies, and ensure community safety,” he said.

For more information on replica firearms, please visit https://www.police.qld.gov.au/units/weapons-licensing.

Changes to replica firearm legislation in Queensland

 

REPLICA firearms, including gel blasters, are becoming increasingly popular in Queensland, leading to an increase in the number of stores and online retailers who specialise in these items.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) are reminding Queenslanders who have purchased or are thinking of purchasing a replica firearm to familarise themselves with the change of Queensland legislation coming into place from February 1, 2021.

The legislation details:

  • Replica firearms, such as gel blasters, will not be classified as a firearm or category of weapon
  • Replica firearms do not require a licence or need to be registered with Weapons Licensing
  • When not in use, gel blasters must be stored securely, for example, in a locked cupboard or a bag, but not necessarily in a gun safe
  • When being transported, a gel blaster has to be out of sight, for example, in the boot of a car or in a bag that does not silhouette a firearm
  • Anyone owning a gel blaster must have a reasonable excuse for having one, for example, being a collector of replica weapons, or a member of a club that uses them recreationally.

 

https://youtu.be/zdVjCn-e2n0

 

Acting Assistant Commissioner Brian Connors said the QPS commenced an awareness campaign on the responsible use and possession of gel blasters in 2019 with the support of the industry.

“The ‘Stop and Think’ campaign will continue to promote the safe use of gel blasters as a popular pastime, support small businesses that sell equipment and supplies, and ensure community safety,” he said.

For more information on replica firearms, please visit https://www.police.qld.gov.au/units/weapons-licensing.

 


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