Originally Posted by ujiro
Because replicas could possibly be cheap, and easily then used in crimes, as they would look just like the real thing, so it would be easy to use.
If someone tried to rob you using airsoft, you would have no idea it was airsoft (most likely). So, in most cases, its cheaper than having a real gun, and easier to get. Perfect for robbing, etc.
That makes sense. Thing is if someone wants to rob a store they are going to do it , making it harder to do wont stop them. But i can see the rationalization there.
I guess it has probably been debated alot alreddy.
If you rob a store with anything (cap gun, gun carved out of a turnip) you get charged as if it was a real gun.