in USA you apply for a permit to own a gun and then you go buy a gun
in Australia we apply for a permit to own a gun and go and buy a gun
just because it is not in the constitution does not mean we are forbidden to ever have a gun - we can have a gun and some people have many guns - but
the majority of people do not see a reason to buy a gun
I can google for all the Australia states but this link refers to Australian capital territory regulations
Permit to acquire firearms
To acquire a firearm you will need a firearms licence and a permit for each firearm you intend to acquire.
The cost of obtaining a permit to acquire a firearm is $20 ($10 for the permit and $10 for the cost of registering the firearm in the name of the
The Firearms Registrar cannot issue a permit to acquire a firearm until 29 days after the date of application. Purchasers then have a further 30 days
to make their purchase through a firearms dealer or a club armourer.
The Firearms Registrar may issue permits for:
shortening or conversion of firearms
selling or transferring of firearms in certain circumstances
the possession of firearms in ‘other circumstances’ provided for in the regulations, including film or theatrical productions.
The requirements for a firearm permit are similar to the requirements for a firearms licence. A permit is valid for up to five years, depending on the
circumstances and the Firearm Registrar's discretion.
Special need permits
In addition to meeting the genuine reason for ownership of a firearm, applicants for category B, C and H firearms are required to satisfy the Firearms
Registrar that they have a special need to possess or use the firearm. Special needs are determined by the Firearms Registrar on an individual
Category B firearms
Applicants who satisfy the Firearms Registrar that a category A firearms licence will not carry out the job required, are able to apply for a category
B firearms licence.
Category C firearms
The following groups may apply for category C firearms:
Primary producers who show a special need for a category C firearm where category A or B firearms will not do the job required.
Members of a club affiliated with the Australian Clay Target Association Incorporated (ACTA), who at 15 November 1996, possessed a semi automatic or
pump action shotgun for use in clay target competition, or in the case of a new applicant, can demonstrate a physical need for a category C firearm in
order to compete in clay target events, and has the written support of an officer of an ACTA affiliated club. There are other specific requirements
with which prospective members should acquaint themselves. Further information is available from the Firearms Registry.
Collectors who possess a firearm collectors licence and who intend to include a category C firearm in their collection. Any category C firearms in the
collection must be rendered permanently inoperable.
Category D firearms
These are available to collectors who possess a firearm collectors licence and who intend to include a category D firearm in their collection (any
category D firearms in the collection must be rendered permanently inoperable), or persons authorised by the Attorney-General of Australia.
Firearm permits for juniors (12-18 years of age)
Juniors between 12 and 18 years of age may apply for a minors firearms permit for:
other shooting purposes.
A minors firearms permit allows persons under the age of 18 to participate in firearms training and competitions under strict supervision.
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