From the RCMP wrt air guns 5.7 joules or under:
The simple possession, acquisition and use of these air guns for lawful purposes are regulated more by provincial and municipal laws and by-laws than by federal law. For example, some provinces may have set a minimum age for acquiring such an air gun. For more information, please contact your local or provincial authorities.
So you are quite correct and I was mistaken in making the blanket statement that airsoft guns can only be sold to persons over 18 in Canada. The over-18 law may apply in Ontario but other provinces/territories/municipalities are free to make their own rules.
I still agree that the Age Verification system is terribly misguided (for all sorts of reasons) but as someone pointed out this is the ASC sandbox and they're free to make whatever rules they want for whatever reasons they want.
If I do get age verified at some point, I'll still think it's a silly and misguided approach. Because it is.
Originally Posted by DustMagnet
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.