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Old May 24th, 2015, 22:59   #16
DustMagnet
 
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Location: Victoria, BC
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I'd go so far as to say the "Age Verification" system is careless!!!!

Selling Airsoft guns to someone under 18 is ILLEGAL in Canada. If you sell a gun you should be verifying age at time of sale, not relying on an internet (internet!) forum with a little "Age Verified" tag under someone's name.
Need citation for federal statute. My understanding is that Ontario has a provincial law on the books for this, but that does not apply to the rest of the country.

You don't seem to be aware of what that little tag under a person's name means. It means the account holder has been verified to be of age in person and had their government ID checked. If the account is being used by someone other than the holder, that is a different problem (and a violation that is taken seriously).

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Seeing the "Age Verified" tag might make you less likely to verify age at the time of sale. In that case if the person you're selling to is under 18 you've broken our laws.
The tag means the verification has been done. It does seem likely that if some has been verified you might not need to verify them again. You don't have to re-enter your password every time you click a link on the site either.

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The age verification system probably started with good intentions (or possibly this was started by a retailer who wanted to make the classifieds more difficult to access ;>) but it's most certainly misguided.
Conspiracy theory plus sour grapes.

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Plus it's annoying - I want to see some Airsoft porn in the classifieds but I can't because some random kid hasn't checked my id
Ah, now we get to the meat of the dissatisfaction.

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The funniest part for me is when I decided to buy a used Airsoft gun in Canada the kid I bought it from turned out to be 14 years old. I was expecting at least a 20-something but nope, I went to meet up and see this 14 year old kid. Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking the seller (he was a really good kid), but it kinda caught me off guard!
CSB. Relevance to ASC Age Verification: 0%
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