lol what colour is the sky in your world Brian- my post was clearly part opinion, where I indicated, but you seem to have changed some facts as well:
3. Air guns that are replica firearms
These are air guns that are not powerful enough to cause serious injury or death, but that were designed to resemble a real firearm with near precision. Replica firearms, except for replicas of antique firearms, are classified as prohibited devices.
In particular, some air guns that are commonly called air soft guns may fall into this category. These are devices that have a low muzzle velocity and muzzle energy, and that usually discharge projectiles made out of a substance such as plastic or wax rather than metal or lead.
Although replica firearms are prohibited, you may keep any that you owned on December 1, 1998. You do not need a licence to possess them, and they do not need to be registered. However, as an individual, you cannot import or acquire a replica firearm.
So if it is a replica then this fellow can not be a legal owner of the gun he JUST purchased. If its a replica it couldnt have been legally imported for sale in canada. Its in that grey area. Yet many of our ASC retailers 'legally' import airsoft guns that are termed as replicas by the RCMP- and several customs officials have let 'replica' status airsoft guns through legally.
The only way a bona fide replica gun can get imported is by certain people with licences (film industry is the most common example) that do NOT grant them the right to sell to the public.
I can understand you wanting to be accurate on the legal issue but lets face it- the legal issue is just as grey as my opinion on how to ship it. Not that you need agree
So thanks for fixing my post but you seem to be overlooking certain facts yourself in your own 'worldview' of airsoft. In my view we are a sport that has slipped into some cracks thanks to the grey area- we are not criminals so long as we dont act like criminals. Whats your take then? I am truly curious, all malice aside though I am sure it reads that way- What parts of the law do you omit... or do you see us as a sport that deals in illegally owned prohibited replica firearms?