Originally Posted by The Saint
To an extent, they're right and you're wrong.
The issue is that airsoft guns are currently by-and-large regarded as replica firearms. Replica firearms are prohibited devices. The law says one is not suppose to acquire prohibited devices without a proper licence (none which exists for individuals) or transfer prohibited devices to anyone other than a lawfully licenced business (thus excluding individual-to-individual sales).
Yes, there are no possession or use (in a responsible recreational manner) offences for prohibited devices. No, that does not mean other offences cannot exist.
I kinda agree with Kalnaren on this due to all the noobs being confused with all the "not for sale to civilians" BS, but you are right about the replica firearm law being the way it is, but they obviously aren't enforcing it or else the whole community would be incarcerated