Originally Posted by JanusDP
To put it simply:
Airsoft is not officially recognized under the law...which leaves interpretation of the law open from officer to officer. Therefore, the guns, which are not replicas and are not firearms (but exhibit characteristics of being both), are not recognized by C68.. (unless I totally missed something.)
Technically, airsoft is no more or less recognized than toy guns, paintball markers, airguns or anything that imitates a firearm without being one. This is because the terms "airsoft", "paintballer" and whatever else denotes a purpose that the law simply doesn't care about. The law is only concerned with the physical characteristics of the devices and whether they were used in crime.