Originally Posted by The Saint
You're reading the wrong "or".
Not the above "or". The above simply states that the weapon, in order not to be considered a firearm, cannot do the following:
Those two "or". Paintball markers can and do exceed 5.7J, and they don't need to also exceed 152.4m because it's an "or" not an "and". Therefore, they're firearms if the courts or law enforcement ever need to come down on them. There was actually notable debate in C-10A, the amendment that the above section came from, over whether it should be "or" or "and".
(i) a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second or at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules
That's what I meant though, its one OR the other that aren't met then it ISN'T a firearm.
deemed not to be firearms
if the weapon is not designed or adapted to discharge
a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second or
at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules
Anyway that's how I'm reading it... legalese makes my head hurt. Where's Lawdog??