Originally Posted by pivot
This is going to be the sort of thing that will have to happen here. I hope that by the time this escallates in Canada to the point where lawmakers are seriously looking at airsoft, the UK will have a few years of experience with their regulatory controls that the government can use as a blueprint for us.
It is not that easy... in the UK realistic imitations went from not proscribed to banned pretty much overnight. As this was new legislation there was a window of opportunity to have written in defenses apended to the law.
There is, here in canada, already lots of laws proscribing imitation and replica firearms.