Just to clarify - The database won't be a government-run thing (which would be destined to fail). Its being organised and managed by airsoft shops as a way of showing the government that we can manage our own sport and that they are willing to control the sale of their weapons. This will prevent "corner shops" from selling these things to assholes who take them into the streets and cause all our problems with the public. In the end, its in the shops best interest to see this through. Perhaps Canadian shop owners would be the best ones to take up the challenge of getting it sorted there?
I've seen an increase in the numbers of airsofters getting into the sport in the past few months - our site has almost doubled its numbers!! I think this is because people aren't nervous anymore about potentially having to give it up. I'm really pleased to see almost immediate effects!
Good luck with getting things done over there!
A CanadianChick in Scotland!