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BloodSport August 15th, 2011 18:17

To those who want to try and smuggle guns across the border.
 
This came to the attention of the ASC staff several months ago, the user in question back then had their age verification removed at that time.

We just received this via PM's recently. Said user is now pending court on several charges.

So keep this in mind when the members here tell you to wait, get age verified and visit the retaillers already established in Canada and who are doing it legally.


http://www.tbnewswatch.com/news/Default.aspx?cid=157081
"Canada Border Services Agency officials at the Pigeon River border crossing have confiscated a number of replica firearms from a Canadian resident.

The seizures happened on June 16, but the information was not released by the Canada Border Services until Thursday.

Eight airsoft replica firearms and four replica magazines were discovered in the vehicle and seized.

The driver, who failed to report the items, will appear in provincial court on Aug. 16 on charges related to smuggling prohibited weapons into Canada.

For more information about the right and obligations regarding guns or other weapons in Canada visit the CBSA online."



http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/media/pro...07-28-eng.html
"Prosecutions and Seizures

Northern Ontario Region

Replica firearms seized at the Pigeon River port of entry

Pigeon River, Ontario, July 28, 2011 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized prohibited replica firearms from a Canadian resident at the Pigeon River port of entry last month.

On June 16, 2011, a CBSA officer referred a vehicle for a secondary examination. During the examination, officers discovered and seized a total of eight airsoft replica firearms and four replica magazines. The driver failed to report the replica firearms even when specifically questioned about the prohibited goods.

The driver was released on a Promise to Appear at an Ontario Provincial Court on August 16, 2011. A joint investigation into this case continues between the CBSA and the Ontario Provincial Police Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit.

Replica firearms are prohibited from entering Canada under the Criminal Code, the Firearms Act and Customs Tariffs and may not be imported into Canada. The Customs Act stipulates that all goods entering Canada must be declared to the CBSA. Smuggling, untrue statements and other Customs Act violations may lead to prosecution in a court of law.

For information about your rights and obligations regarding the importation of guns and other weapons into Canada consult the Firearms and other restrictions section on the Information for visitors to Canada page. "


Notice the dates on these articles, these are recent, not "old news" So those who say it is safe to do, should recheck their facts.

mcguyver August 15th, 2011 18:34

Not all airsoft guns are replicas, but a great many of them are. Even if the gun in question is not a replica and has an issued FRT, don't think you can just scoot it on in undeclared or without the proper pre-import paperwork.

HeadlessChicken August 15th, 2011 18:35

Might wanna add this link to the Newbie Tank: No you CANNOT import guns thread under the clause "HERE IS WHY YOU CAN'T"

wildcard August 15th, 2011 19:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeadlessChicken (Post 1517466)
Might wanna add this link to the Newbie Tank: No you CANNOT import guns thread under the clause "HERE IS WHY YOU CAN'T"

should be on one of the clause before you sign in here.

T-Hell August 15th, 2011 19:23

stupid Friken idiots... when will they learn... Just get Age Verified and buy in the damn country already...

hope he sees some Jail time..

R.I.T.Z August 15th, 2011 19:24

Its sad that this has to be posted

Scouser August 15th, 2011 19:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by T-Hell (Post 1517510)
stupid Friken idiots... when will they learn... Just get Age Verified and buy in the damn country already...

hope he sees some Jail time..

agreed tim

PrIeSt August 15th, 2011 21:13

Wow you guys are jumping on people importing?

There ARE legal ways to bring legal unrestricted firarms.

Since he brought these from most likely a store, these probably wern't shooting the required 427 fps.

and he didn't declare them.

This is definetly not a statement for why you should only by canadian rifles. It's more of a don't be a dumb ass smuggler article.

However paying someone else to import legally for you is probably easier.

kylem_8 August 15th, 2011 23:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by takagari (Post 1517593)
Wow you guys are jumping on people importing?

There ARE legal ways to bring legal unrestricted firarms.

Since he brought these from most likely a store, these probably wern't shooting the required 427 fps.

and he didn't declare them.

This is definetly not a statement for why you should only by canadian rifles. It's more of a don't be a dumb ass smuggler article.

However paying someone else to import legally for you is probably easier.

Big +1 to that!

Strelok August 15th, 2011 23:39

Wheres airsoftfreak24 when you need him~

lol

Outcast569 August 15th, 2011 23:53

I think the main point is do it all threw a retailer that knows the legalities. Dont bring it back in your mothers minivan and face jailtime.

Gato August 16th, 2011 00:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Outcast569 (Post 1517673)
I think the main point is do it all threw a retailer that knows the legalities. Dont bring it back in your mothers minivan and face jailtime.

No, the point should be to KNOW what you're doing before doing it.

I'm all for suppoting Canadian retailers, but when they're asking $800 or more for a gun I can get for $600 and change in the U.S. and bring back legally, they can go fuck themselves with their $800 gun.

old yeller August 16th, 2011 01:27

LoL those guns are cheap plastic pieces of crap too total cost was probably around $200

DEATH2000 August 16th, 2011 01:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by T-Hell (Post 1517510)
hope he sees some Jail time..

If convicted i can almost guarentee he will. He is looking at around 10 years in jail. He has violated the Customs Act as well as the Firearms Act. They dont take that stuff lightly.

surebet August 16th, 2011 02:12

Well, I think we just found our user of the month...


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