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Power to search and seize restricted weapons

    (1)     A member who enters a place under section 126B may search the place for restricted weapons if the member believes on reasonable grounds that:

        (a)     a restricted weapon is located at the place; and

        (b)     leaving the restricted weapon at the place could put a person in imminent danger of suffering personal injury or an aggravation of personal injury already suffered.

    (2)     The member may seize any restricted weapon or other article capable of being used to inflict injury on a person found as a result of the search conducted under subsection (1).

    (3)     Any firearm seized under subsection (2) must be dealt with in accordance with the Firearms Act 1997 .

    (4)     The power to search under subsection (1) authorises the member to use such reasonable force as is necessary to:

        (a)     open any cupboard, drawer, chest, trunk, box, package or other receptacle, whether a fixture or not, found at the place; and

        (b)     carry out a search of a person at the place.

    (5)     No warrant is required to search a place or seize a restricted weapon or other article under this section.

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