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Old November 1st, 2012, 14:01   #80
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Originally Posted by GBBR View Post
I really don't see why everyone is making such a big deal outta this.
NAME 1 GOOD RETAILER IN MARKHAM!
NAME ONE RETAILER IN MARKHAM THAT HAS GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE, GOOD PRICES, AND ALOT OF GUNS IN STOCK!
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Originally Posted by BELObeatz View Post
Who is buying airsoft off the shelves in P-Mall anyway?? Have you seen the prices?? The ban of sale is a good thing because if you are buying an airsoft gun at those locations you know nothing about the sport and are probably the idiot shooting squirrels and your friends at school.
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EDIT: Is this a big deal for the majority of airsoft in Canada, maybe as it could set a dangerous precedent. Is it right now, not really.
All three of the above posters miss the point entirely. This isn't the first municipal government to take this approach. Brampton has a similar bylaw on it's books, just not publicized.

All municipalities take a look at what is trending in terms of enforcement issues, and tend to adopt similar bylaws for issues elsewhere, that are becoming issues in that municipality. A good example of this is motorcycles and noise pollution in recent years. Caledon had major issues with excessive noise on some of it's more scenic roads frequented by HD riders - noise level standards were adopted that targeted all potential offenders - whether the exhaust system was aftermarket or stock, and met Federal noise level standards. Road-side testing has become common. In fairly short order, Oakville, Burlington, and a few other municipalities enacted similar, if not word for word legislation to deal with this issue, that over-rode Federal standards on the municpal level.

The point? The Markham ban might not be affecting you now - but it very well could, very soon. It's NIMBYism on a Governmental level, pure and simple.
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