As it stands right now, a minor can buy airsoft products online within Canada or internationally easily, with Google and a credit card. Every country has its laws and regulations, and every website that deals with, let's say "mature", material has their age gates; well, not all. Their are several international porn, airsoft, whatever sites, that have no age checking, and can be either accessed or purchased from without proof of age. This site will not be treated any different on the international market. A young child could get a drill, and get inside his father's gun cabinet if he sets his mind to it. The question here is; what's reasonably secure for a Canadian market? You can only build your gate so high, but not impossible to climb. Also, you cannot take all responsibility for the way people will act. At some point the parents must be held accountable, and the authorities must be able to step in. If someone puts up internationally recognized age gate software, and people try and bypass it, who should be held responsible?
That kid who was killed in California by police, because he was in possession of airsoft guns, who's really responsible? The police? The parents? The kid? The friend who lent them to him? His parents? The retailer? Honestly, perhaps talk to someone who specializes in this sort of legal crap within Canada. Is your lawyer familiar with firearms, fraud, and international trade? Honestly, the ASC AV system is not attainable on an international scale, and that won't stop progress. The other option is to not include Canada in your system, but I don't see that happening.
By the way, every time I try and access your website, it is down.
Now that I think of it, isn't there a system in Canada that employers, banks, and business owners use to double check people are who they say they are? If you're becoming a business, could you not use that? It's almost as good as our AV system, but you'd need fewer agents.
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Last edited by Ricochet; March 29th, 2014 at 11:23..