FPS < 366 fps = replica firearm - prohibited device.
366 ≤ FPS < 500 = uncontrolled firearm - free to own without licensing
500 < FPS = firearm
Yes it's fucked up, if it can't hurt you it's illegal, but if it can it's legal. If it's real, you can have it with licensing, if it's a look-alike it's illegal.
Originally Posted by misomalu
Then what is the point of this law?
There is no point. We're interpreting poor wording in the Canadian Firearms Act in a way that makes airsoft guns legal. While the act was made with pellet guns in consideration, airsoft guns were unknown at the time.