Originally Posted by Asteroth33
Even though you changed your post, I still made the effort to find this, so I will post it anyways.
Q4. What is considered to be a firearm for purposes of the Firearms Act and for offences related to the Firearms Act in the Criminal Code?
A4. As set out in the Firearms Act, "firearm" means:
* a barrelled weapon from which any shot, bullet or other projectile can be discharged and that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death to a person, and includes
* any frame or receiver of such a barrelled weapon, as well as
* anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm.
Following are some weapons and devices that meet the definition of a firearm but that are deemed not to be firearms for purposes of the Firearms Act and related offences in the Criminal Code. Some of these items are exempted from the definition only if they were designed exclusively for a specific purpose and are intended to be used exclusively for that purpose by the person who possesses it. However, all of the items listed below are considered to be firearms if used in a criminal or negligent manner.
* Antique firearms;
* Devices designed exclusively for signalling, for notifying of distress, for firing blank cartridges or for firing stud cartridges, explosive-driven rivets or other industrial projectiles;
* Shooting devices designed exclusively forslaughtering domestic animals, tranquilizing animals, or discharging projectiles with lines attached to them;
* Air guns and other barreled weapons designed to have:
o A muzzle velocity of 152.4 meters per second (500fps) or less and/or
o A muzzle energy of 5.7 joules or less.
elsewhere on this forum it has been pointed out that 407 fps and higher qualifies for capable of causing serious bodily injury
(Pointed out in a reply to a letter sent to the cfo iirc).
therefore any airgun (airsoft, pellet gun, etc.) that is capable
of 407fps to 500fps (aka capable of causing serious bodily injury), is considered a firearm, but because they have a muzzle velocity of 152.4 meters per second (500fps) or less and/or a muzzle energy of 5.7 joules or less, they do not require a license (as is the case with pellet guns).
Another fun fact is that an airsoft gun is not deemed a replica until proven in court to be a replica.
for all of these reasons, all airsoft guns purchased by legal means, and/or brought into the country by legal means, are perfectly legal to own (even if we have them configured to operate at a safe fps (ie 400 fps and less).
If anyone finds a flaw in my logic, please tell me.