Guide to Firearms Licensing and Safety in Queensland Category A & B
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Guide to Firearms Licensing and Safety in Queensland Category A & B

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Table of Contents

  • FIREARMS LICENCE SAFETY COURSE
    • What is the course and why do we need it?
    • How is the course structured?
    • Am I a suitable person?
  • INTRODUCTION TO FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION
    • What is a firearm?
    • What are the main types of firearms?
    • What are the categories of firearms?
    • What are the major parts of a firearm?
    • What are the basic functions of a firearm?
    • What is ammunition?
    • What are the different types of ammunition?
    • What is the main difference between centre fire ammunition and rimfire ammunition?
    • What are the components of ammunition?
    • How should ammunition be stored?
    • At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
  • USE AND SAFETY
    • Basic firearms safety
    • How would I render a firearm safe?
    • What should I do when I experience a misfire?
    • What is the difference between maximum range and effective range?
    • What are the potential maximum ranges for common types of ammunition?
    • When can I carry a firearm on private property?
    • Can I hunt near private property boundaries?
    • When would a safe shooter take a firearm into a camp, building or vehicle?
    • What should you do before accepting someone else’s firearm?
    • What should you do if you are the first person at an accident scene where a firearm is involved?
    • Can I use a lockable gun rack to transport my firearms on public roads?
    • How could I portray yourself as a responsible firearms owner?
    • How could I match a firearm to a particular person?
    • What is the National Firearms Safety Code?
    • At the end of this chapter you must be able to:
  • LICENCES AND PERMITS
    • Why do I need a firearms licence?
    • How do I apply for a firearms licence?
    • Who can apply for a firearms license?
    • Is there anything that may prevent me from getting a license?
    • What do I need to provide?
    • Limitations (Possession and Use)
    • How do I change my firearms licence?
    • What happens if I lose my licence?
    • What happens if my reasons for having a licence change?
    • What happens if I breach a condition of my licence?
    • When must I renew my licence?
    • When might my licence be revoked or suspended?
    • When might my firearms be confiscated by police?
    • What is a permit to acquire and how is it different from a licence?
    • At the end of this chapter you must be able to:
  • BUYING AND REGISTERING A FIREARM
    • How do I acquire a firearm?
    • Where can I buy or sell a firearm?
    • Can I borrow a firearm?
    • Can I send a firearm to another person?
    • Ammunition - how do I get it?
    • What if I don’t want my firearm or ammunition anymore?
    • Do I need to register my firearm?
    • What are some examples of when I have possession of a firearm?
    • Safe Storage (Firearms and Ammunition)
    • Transportation (Storage and Limitations)
    • At the end of this chapter you must know:
  • MODIFYING A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION
    • What component of my firearm may I change?
    • What if my firearm breaks or needs repair?
    • Can I alter the appearance of my firearm?
    • Can I increase the magazine capacity of my firearm?
    • Is reloading the only alternative to factory loaded ammunition?
    • Are there any risks when reloading your own ammunition?
    • At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
  • SHOOTING RANGES
    • What is an approved shooting range?
    • Why would I need to use one?
    • What are my obligations or responsibilities when I use an approved shooting range?
    • What should I do upon first arriving at an approved range?
    • On an approved range the command “Stop” or “Cease firing” means?
    • What must the range officer do before allowing any person to go forward of the firing line?
    • At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
  • LEGISLATION
    • The Weapons Act 1990, Weapons Regulation 1996 and Weapons Categories Regulation 1997
    • What are the principles and objectives of the legislation?
    • What is the role of the Queensland Police Service and the Weapons Licensing Branch?
    • Complying with the law (including offences)
    • Where can I find the legislation?
    • Am I allowed to use my firearm while intoxicated?
    • Can a category A or B firearm be purchased for the purpose of self protection?
    • At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
  • RESPONSIBILITIES AND ETHICS
    • What are my legal responsibilities?
    • What are my social responsibilities?
    • What should I do if I become aware of an illegal activity?
    • What could happen if my firearm is misused?
    • How can I ensure my own safety and those around me?
    • What is a duty of care?
    • What do I need to do if there’s a firearm accident or injury?
    • Am I obliged to render assistance?
    • What is ethical behaviour and what are my responsibilities in relation to the environment and animals?
    • At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
  • PRACTICAL COMPONENT (CATEGORY A & B)
    • How is the practical component assessed?
    • Renders a firearm safe
    • Determines a firearm’s stage of readiness
    • Holds a firearm (to be demonstrated in at least 2 positions)
    • Loads and actions a firearm
    • Aims and fires a firearm
    • Unloads and renders a firearm safe
    • Performs misfire drill (immediate action) in a field situation
    • Inspects a firearm
    • Transfer/manoeuvring a firearm
    • Maintains a firearm
  • References

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