Originally Posted by digital_blue
The airsoft situation in Canada isn't as lax as the US... Technically, airsoft is considered a "prohibited device" so the police aren't obligated to return it...
It is prohibited only according to the CBSA. Understand that the CBSA is NOT the law, and they do have their own rules and regulations outside of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Airsoft is NOT a prohibited device under the CCC, nor is it a replica. It can only be classified as a weapon when used in a crime, but otherwise, it remains in a "grey area" with no official classification and open to interpretation.