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Discharging firearms on or over Commonwealth land

             (1)  A person who, without lawful authority or excuse (proof whereof shall lie upon him or her), discharges a firearm upon or over a prohibited area commits an offence and the firearms shall be forfeited to the Commonwealth.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 6 months.

             (2)  A person who commits an offence against this section may be apprehended by a constable or an authorized Commonwealth officer and detained in proper custody to be dealt with according to law.

             (3)  An authorized Commonwealth officer shall not, under this section, apprehend a person unless he or she first produces to the person the instrument by virtue of which he or she is an authorized Commonwealth officer.

             (4)  In this section:

"authorized Commonwealth officer" means a Commonwealth officer declared by a Minister, by instrument in writing, to be an authorized Commonwealth officer for the purposes of this section.

"prohibited area" means land belonging to, or in the occupation of, the Commonwealth or a public authority under the Commonwealth, being land upon which is posted a notice to the effect that shooting upon or over the land is prohibited.

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