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Old December 30th, 2011, 21:22   #76
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I completely get the point. And it's worked In Europe. And I agree would be great to have here. My point is that it's a pipe dream and will never actually happen. The logistics and cost are to high

If something big enough ever happend to warrant that as a result. I can guarantee you they would just ban it instead
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Old December 30th, 2011, 21:24   #77
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Also before the USA cheerleaders really get their pom poms going I"d like to remind them that we have items here in Canada that they can't get.

They have huge issues with GBBRs, and also with any trades on product. Even if you buy something from Redwolf that is licensed US customs will deny it entry; they don't know what's OK so they slam the door on anything.

Spend some time on a US or international forum and you'll hear about the problems folks in the USA have. For example, they say they get a neutered version of this.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 21:28   #78
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Old December 30th, 2011, 21:50   #79
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Originally Posted by Aedan798 View Post
I wrote to a MP in my area and ask him to get to representant from airsoft canada (staff people as they are generaly older in experience of airsoft) and ask them what is the sport exactly what law is there for us and what should be done to ensure the sport is in good hands and not some damn kids shooting to prank people out because he is a stupidly unsupervised kid (stupidly apply to the parent who allowed him to shoot other people with his Canadian Tire airsoft)

So I guess I'm the only one to try something because if no one does it well nobody gonna do it ... we can talk for all day long about that but we need to react enough of those day of trying to hide our sport because we though it would be bad for us we need to make a good statement taht we are a big community of responsible player out here and we are looking after ourself pretty good (as they are no crime with airsoft itself other than those little kid)

We need solution and act on them that is what we need now. I don't care that I don't have the money to hire laywer I'll fight for our sport as long as I can do it for our community and I'm sure that there is other people thinking the same thing
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IMO the government should create a type of license specifically for airsoft. This way, people with it can legally import and then the government would also make revenue through the permit/license and through taxing the imported guns.

Although, I can still see a couple problems with this. People could end up try to smuggle real guns in a large shipment of airsoft guns and the authorities really couldn't tell the difference unless they happen to pick that one up for inspection.

Still, I think that this would be a start and that the airsofting community would actually grow larger. Even with the added cost of the permit.

Permit: $200
Gun: $100
Shipping: $50 (I really don't know how much shipping costs)

Then the current situation:
Gun: $400 through a legal route
THEN: if you want to downgrade it from the freakin 400+fps, you have to buy more parts and those could cost a lot...
AND: you have to then deal with problems created by upgrading the gun and you don't even know if they used high or low quality items. If they used low quality junk, then replacing or upgrading will cost even more...

I don't understand why the government won't just create a firearms license for airsoft. Everybody wins that way!

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Old December 30th, 2011, 21:51   #80
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I think this thread is done now.

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