Originally Posted by The Saint
That's pretty much how the law already is, without requiring any sort of PAL. PAL has nothing to do with the potential criminal charges.
Marketplace was making a straw man argument when it claimed that Canadian law doesn't seriously prosecute the misuse of all guns. If someone using a pellet (or airsoft) gun to rob a store doesn't get charged with the full potential weight of the law, that's the fault of the crown prosecutor, not the law.
When I meant PAL I meant by making it mandatory to have a license to own airsoft/ pellet gun. It meants airsoftwould be legalize similiar to what Brian said.