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Old April 4th, 2009, 13:41   #11
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Originally Posted by Turnbull View Post
Yes, while not being illegal, the sale of an airsoft gun to a minor, is illegal. With the pressure that Airsoft, as a sport, is already under, having a minor running around with an aeg that his/her parents bought them can reflect badly on the airsoft community as a whole. On the other hand, if your parents are willing to become active members of the community, I know there are certain fields which allow minors who are over the age of 16, to play in an airsoft game, providing that the parents sign a waiver and are present. But that wasn't my point. What I was trying to get across is that as a minor, if you somehow bought a gun off a member of ASC, then the community will take a huge hit if there is an incident. I'm not saying that you'll go do something stupid, but should something happen, it will reflect very badly on airsoft as a sport, and a community.

The requirement of being 18+ ensures that everyone who purchases an aeg is legally responsible for their actions.

EDIT: Also, I just re-read my original post. I didn't say that owning an airsoft gun was illegal...
Technically, the sale of any replica firearm is prohibited. However, the sale of an airgun to a minor is only illegal in Ontario.

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