The Firearm Amendment Bill 2022 has resulted in changes to the Criminal Code in WA. These changes have brought about increased penalties for Stealing and Unlawful Possession offences related to firearms.
The changes to the Criminal Code are as follows;
- Section 378 (5)(g) provides that if the thing stolen is a firearm as defined in the Firearms Act 1973, the offender is liable to imprisonment for 14 years.
- Section 417A (4A) provides special circumstances where possessing stolen or unlawfully obtained property namely a thing that is defined in the Firearms Act 1973, the offender is liable to imprisonment for 10 years.
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