Originally Posted by Kokanee
Wrong. The criminal code states:
87. (1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, points a firearm at another person, whether the firearm is loaded or unloaded.
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Playing airsoft is a "lawful excuse", if you consent to being a participant in a game. So there is no problem for players playing the game.
THere is a problem for people misusing airsoft, ie going downtown and shooting people etc... What this ruling does is give law enforcement the teeth to go after offenders who are causing problems for the sport.
THIS RULING IS A GOOD THING FOR THE SPORT.
I wish what you say were true. Would you care to provide a reference for your interpretation of lawful excuse?
Consent is ONLY a lawful excuse IF lack of consent is a required element of the offence.