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Old February 3rd, 2007, 17:34   #102
Originally Posted by Cyclic View Post
And I'm sorry you didn't realize that you weren't included in my post. Not that it matters for you to get your 2 cents in on something... informative as always.

Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
In this aspect I do agree with Greylocks on some new people who come here and post garbage in the name of free speech - Hojo is a lot more forgiving than I would be.

Long live the mud room.
Personally I don't care for alot of minors who come through here. We seem to get alot more mongoloid retards then responsible kids. The laws get discussed on ASC often, and this thread has no definitive answers. Its Greylocks being picked apart by some new people and you WP buys...and thats fine, because I used to do it also. Not everything the guy says falls into everyone else's definition of fact...Now people will say its been bunked in this thread, but thats bullshit...we have countless threads and there is nothing special about this one. No one doubts the knowledge of morb or scarecrow, as they both know their shit as they have proven time and time again. Well respected members of the community who have done more then most to keep our game alive.
I come to Greylocks defense now and then because, in the end, I think his message is right. When I see a post like the one below, it burns my brain. With all the misinformation, I dont think its correct to say its perfectly legal. Id think that Scarecrow could agree that saying its perfectly legal is not 100% accurate. Im no authority on the laws of this stuff.

Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
So there it is folks, There is no legal reason why anyone at any age cannot play and buy airsoft. Under 18 years old MAY legally purchase
We got alot of confusing info...and with all the jibba-jaba we get from the CFC and CBSA about the legalities of airsoft, its nothing but confusing. However, personally, Id say that with a grey area, Id stay on the side of caution and not tell minors they can own guns.

Air Guns and Air Soft Guns

Air guns with a velocity of less than 500 feet per second are not considered firearms for licensing and registration purposes. For most other purposes, however, these air guns are considered to be firearms rather than replicas if their projectiles can cause serious injuries. Air guns that look like real firearms but that cannot cause serious injury fit the definition of a replica. In some cases, ballistic studies may be necessary to determine if a particular air gun can cause serious injury.

Some devices commonly known as "air soft" guns may qualify as replica firearms. For example, following a thorough assessment and a review of ballistic studies, the Chief Scientist for Firearms at the RCMP's Central Forensic Laboratory has determined that a line of electric guns, spring guns and gas-powered guns produced by the Tokyo Marui company are replica firearms because:

* They closely resemble real firearms in size, colour, appearance and configuration, and
* The projectiles that they fire are not likely to cause serious bodily injury.

Again, various makes and models may have to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

3. Air guns that are replica firearms

These are air guns that are not powerful enough to cause serious injury or death, but that were designed to resemble a real firearm with near precision. Replica firearms, except for replicas of antique firearms, are classified as prohibited devices.

In particular, some air guns that are commonly called air soft guns may fall into this category. These are devices that have a low muzzle velocity and muzzle energy, and that usually discharge projectiles made out of a substance such as plastic or wax rather than metal or lead.

Although replica firearms are prohibited, you may keep any that you owned on December 1, 1998. You do not need a licence to possess them, and they do not need to be registered. However, as an individual, you cannot import or acquire a replica firearm. If you take a replica firearm out of Canada, you will not be able to bring it back in.

The Criminal Code sets out some penalties for using a replica firearm or any other imitation firearm to commit a crime.

The Canada Firearms Centre (CAFC) receives many enquiries from people wondering whether a low-powered air gun would be considered a replica if it resembles a real firearm in terms of its shape and size, but it is made of clear or brightly coloured plastic, or is much smaller in size.

Many of these devices have to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. As a general rule, however, those made out of clear plastic and those that are significantly smaller than the real version are not classified as replicas. Brightly coloured paint does not necessarily exclude a device from the definition of a replica. If you have questions about a particular make and model of air gun you may contact a firearms technician by calling 1 800 731-4000, ext 1060.

4. Air guns that are neither firearms nor replicas

These are air guns that are not powerful enough to be classified as firearms and that do not resemble a real firearm closely enough to be considered a replica. An example would be a harmless air gun made out of clear plastic or a device that is obviously a child’s toy.

Like replicas, they generally fall within the definition of an “imitation firearm” and are subject to some penalties under the Criminal Code if used to commit a crime.
Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
Good one DROC
TY, he just reiterated what Morb and Scarecrow already said...and its nothing new. Big deal, someone else doesnt like Greylocks. Anyone care?
Try again Tiffany.

Last edited by Droc; February 3rd, 2007 at 17:42..
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