It's stupid that they are doing this to protect us... I mean who would buy a $500 gun to go rob a store when they can spend $30 at Canadian Tire and get a clear one and then 5 lanes down go and buy the black spray paint for $5 and look it looks real. Also pellet guns don't need a licence and they can easily do more harm to a person than an airsoft gun cause of the lead pellets, those only cost what $150 again at Canadian Tire.
Maybe the gouvernment(excuse my spelling) should make a "Replica Gun" licence and everyone takes that, then you have a way to check on people who order the guns from Hong Kong or where ever. But I am new to this sport only been playing for a year so I don't know all there is to know, but it seems like a good idea to me.