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Question Without Notice No. 954 asked in the Legislative Council on 6 December 2017 by Hon Aaron Stonehouse

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 6 December 2017

POLICE — FIREARMS LICENSING — PAINTBALL
      954. Hon AARON STONEHOUSE to the minister representing the Minister for Police:
I note that a category E firearms licence allows an individual to maintain a paintball marker and that a corporate firearms licence allows an organisation to maintain firearms to carry out a function approved by the commissioner.
(1) How many organisations in Western Australia are licensed to carry out the sport of paintball?
(2) How many individuals in Western Australia are licensed to maintain a paintball marker?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of this question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.
The Western Australia Police Force advises the following.
(1) In Western Australia, eight organisations are licensed to carry out the sport of paintball.
(2) In Western Australia, 6 499 individuals are licensed to maintain a paintball marker.