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Old July 20th, 2005, 12:48   #28
Brian McIlmoyle
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Originally Posted by firemachine69
Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle
not to mention the fact that once you break that 500fps barrier, you got a firearm ... and an illegal one at that.
Not necessarily. It requires I believe 6.3 Joules of energy behind the BB itself. Little known fact.
it is an either or situation, here is the section from the CCC

(3) For the purposes of sections 91 to 95, 99 to 101, 103 to 107 and 117.03 of this Act and the provisions of the Firearms Act, the following weapons are deemed not to be firearms:
(d) any other barrelled weapon, where it is proved that the weapon is not designed or adapted to discharge
(i) a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second or at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules, or
(ii) a shot, bullet or other projectile that is designed or adapted to attain a velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second or an energy exceeding 5.7 Joules

So if you exceed either limit.. it's a firearm. in Canada
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