Originally Posted by rayblade
There are multiple airsoft stores at Pacific Mall in Markham. Maybe the bylaw intentionally meant to target them. But the City couldn't make it obviously impartial and made it apply to all airsoft venders.
In fact one of the stores at Pacific Mall, contrary to signs posted all over the store that they only sell airsoft to over 18's, I have witnessed them selling to minors and young people without checking I.D.
The police/City decided to take action against this and I agree, but they took it too far to blanket it over the whole town. Majority of venders are obeying the law.
This is a known fact to YRP for many years since AMC first set up shop in Pmall and later on at first markham, YRP tried to harrased us (Hot Shot/6mm) but they can't say shit to us because we have a ledger that have all the info on all the buyers proofing that they are over 18yrs (ledger was destroyed after businees was closed) YRP are not the pricks here, countless time they have extended their hand to the major retailer in Pmall years ago to police their own in regards to sales to minors but yet every year they have issues with minor getting arrested for stupid shit claiming that their guns are bought at Pmall so if there was one to fault it would be the retailers themselves are to blame not city of Markham or YRP. Airsoft guns are a minor bleep in police radar, they have bigger fish to be caught and fried. if banning airsoft shop in Markham will help curb the stupid non essential gun calls than by all means they'll do it. I don't know how many times some older members here have said to noobs in the past to be smart and use common sense but it's either laughed at or completely ignored. I still don't understand teh facination of pushing the limits of patience and tolerance from the authority, owning an airsoft gun is much like owning a real thing its a PRIVILEDGE NOT A RIGHT.
Lately there has been a lot of those let save airsoft topic or let's get airsoft more acceptable, a whole lot more than what I usually cared for as amusing as it is for me to read it I find it really funny that out of all the older more seasoned vet in this board there are none that started these topic, it's all the new guys, guys that's not even a few years in sometime a few days in. I finally come to the conclusion that it's not that we old farts don't care it's just that we know better than to test the limits of tolerance and patience of our elected government, Some have said UKARA system is the way to go or some has said the system in New Zealand is the best, but boy you guys are forgetting the best place outside HK to play airsoft....Here in Canada, as crazy as that sound it is true, we have no governing body aside from local law enforcement and local bylaws to purchase, sell and play, we just have to follow a few simple rules and common sense bycomparison to our brethen across the Atlantic and Pacific where the government decide what you can or cannot buy. Even with simple rules to follow we bitch and moan like a little spoiled brat on how we are so restricted how come the general canadian can't accept us?... gee figured it out, just look at you tube you will find a slew of retards doing shit that they shouln't do with airsoft gun.
So until we can effectively police ourselves and those retailers commit to the 18+policy there is nothing the government can do except to do an all out ban until something comes up that will help them to control us much like UKARA.