Ok, I can't stop the flaming in this thread. You were dumb, preriod.
Next, chances are either the cops are mis-informed, or were just trying to scare you out of your airsoft interest. Hope you know that a fair number of regular airsofters on fields just happen to actually BE cops, city, provincial, etc. Seems they'd be much more in the know than the average cop on the beat. Regarding the laws for airsoft, the CFC doens't put it in black & white, it's all various shades of grey that is super difficult to understand. If airsoft guns were illegal, why is it that those having a licence to import them, say Tru, have their GUN orders sit at customs for a few days, they go through each and every box, then pack it back up and mail it to him. Still illegal? Nope.