Not a uncommon situation
The police execute warrants every day in which replicas are seized, Most of them don't hit the news.
Only the high profile cases that are good press make it to the light of day.
The day in day out small time drug busts, where replicas are found just don't garner much press.
The difference is when drugs are involved.. the full weight of the crimial code is used and they get busted for weapons offenses..
So this issue.. is not new, not uncommon, and not likely to have any effect on how the police perceive or enforce possession of replica firearms.
They have the discretion to charge or not charge as the situation dictates.
CAPS Range Officer
Toronto Downtown Age Verifier
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