Originally Posted by MadMax
The Firearms act classifies airsoft transfer as a prohibited activity, but it's been exempted from penalty on some strange wording. While this makes conviction messy, it would not convince a magistrate that no laws have been broken.
The Firearms Act classifies the purchase of Replica Firearm by individuals as legal. There is nothing strange about the wording, nor is it some oversight on the part of Parliament when the Act was written.
The issue is that businesses may only sell Replica Firearm according to the Prescribed Purpose that they imported the devices under, and there are no "recreational" Prescribed Purpose at this time.