Originally Posted by Zircarg
The CFC seems to regard the acquisition of airsoft guns since December of 1998 as being expressly illegal. Therefore, what you noted in your article "Airsoft, and the Law" seems to hold true only for those who acquired guns before 1998? Thanks.
No, what Brian wrote holds true for airsoft after 1998 as well. The point is that the act of acquiring airsoft guns (as replicas) is made "illegal" in C-68, but the act of possessing them is explicitly permitted in the same bill. Those are two separate actions, even though they're are rather mutually dependent. If the judicial system ever comes after airsofters with the current laws, it'd be for trafficking, not possession (unless possession for the purpose of trafficking).