Originally Posted by zelly
I guess I'm just taking it at face value. I will need to read more info on it. Mcguyver I would just hate for them "rcmp" start abusing air soft and paintball the way they have recently done with the firearms community
This happened before when C-68 came into force. The law then was 500fps, and it meant that nearly all of the estimated 30 million airguns in Canada could be firearms if they used lightweight pellets. The RCMP at that time pressed for the muzzle energy requirement to prevent unreasonable legislation and overwork prosecuting paper crime that violated the spirit the legislation, not to mention Canadian heritage.
I see nothing in this decision that warrants doom and gloom. The legislation on determination of what is a firearm is already laid and in-force.