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Old March 6th, 2012, 13:47   #16
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To answer your question, yes the orange tip is an American law which state that all airsoft guns to have an orange tip. Canada doesn't have that kind of law or anything which state we need to paint our gun tip any colour, rifles or hand guns. Now having your gun out in public for everyone to see is a HUGE no no and highly recommended that you don't. But because this is part of a costume and a lot of people will have some type of weapon, I think it should be ok. BUT, only have it out to be viewed while indoors at the convention and in costume. Other wise, it should be left in a case/bag and out of sight from the general public. Having the orange tip will reduce the chance of a soccer mom freaking out. But not having it is not against the law. Remove the gearbox if you can and leave the mag out until you are taking a photo or something. Be safe and don't ever point the muzzle at anyone or thing while walking around. Keep it pointed down is the best bet. Just don't be stupid.
and that's exactly what I do. I pose with it at a convention, while taking all the precautions to make sure it doesn't look like I have the intention to endanger another.

Yes I understand there are guns made out of paper (saw some made out of cardboard too) but I have neither the skill nor the time to undertake such endeavors.

And I'm 26 (well above the legal age to buy airsoft)
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Zero Tolerance for Weapons at Anime Expo®

You may not carry or possess any weapon, openly or concealed, or in an inoperable or unusable condition at any time at or around the convention space, including the surrounding parking lots. Any weapon, firearm, knives, curio, relic, antique firearms, and all forms of ammunition are strictly forbidden. Even items that may be legal for you to own or carry are not welcome at Anime Expo® and are to be left at home.

Weapon: This includes, but is not limited to: firearms, ammunition, rifles, shotguns, hand guns, BB guns, pellet guns, cap guns, air-soft weapons, paintball guns, blow guns, tasers, laser pointers, laser-aiming devices, or similar laser devices, explosives, knives, swords (including katana and other martial arts style swords), daggers, sword canes, switchblades, bali-song (butterfly) knives, axes, hatchets, pole arms, staffs, clubs, wooden or metal bats and paddles, bows, arrows, martial arts weapons, brass knuckles, chains, whips, pepper spray, mace, whips, projectile items, toy or real, or any item that may infer it is a dangerous item or one which would place another in apprehension of immediate harm.

Weapons purchased at Anime Expo® must be kept wrapped and are to be immediately removed from the premises following purchase.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 13:58   #18
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Or, since he was talking about something called FanExpo, and cause I'm bored and helpful...

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Please read this entire policy before attending Fan Expo Canada
Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of:

- Cardboard
- Foam
- Wood
- Other light materials

Prop firearms will only be allowed if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons.



The following items are forbidden:

- Functional firearms
- Realistic replica firearms
- Functional projectile weapons
- Sharpened metal-bladed weapons
- Explosive
- Chemical weapons
- Blunt weapons
- Instruments which cause excessive noise
- Whips



Rules and Guidelines
- All weapons are to be holstered, sheathed or slung in appropriate manner.
- Weapons will not be drawn or displayed outside of convention function space or in any public or crowded area except for specific photo op areas.
- Convention Security and Fan Expo Canada Staff members reserve the right to inspect weapons at any time.
- Horseplay with weapons will not be tolerated. All persons involved may be penalized depending on the nature of severity.



Failure to adhere to one or more of the above rule will result in expulsion without refund. Keep in mind, if it’s illegal in Canada, it’s illegal at Fan Expo Canada!
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and that's exactly what I do. I pose with it at a convention, while taking all the precautions to make sure it doesn't look like I have the intention to endanger another.

Yes I understand there are guns made out of paper (saw some made out of cardboard too) but I have neither the skill nor the time to undertake such endeavors.

And I'm 26 (well above the legal age to buy airsoft)
As said before: "LEAVE IT HOME!!!!"
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So you're saying we cannot engage in a hobby once we are older?

Children these days.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 13:59   #20
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Old March 6th, 2012, 14:15   #21
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Pretty vague for Anime North though. http://teahouseofthemaplemoon.yuku.c...tions-Question

Something about plastic being allowed, but not full metal...
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Old March 6th, 2012, 14:16   #22
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except I never planned to go to Anime Expo, so it doesn't apply.

frankly I don't see how some people can be afraid of someone in a costume posing for a bunch of photographer. In exchange for possibly getting in trouble, I get some realism in photos, play it safe and I get stuck with a paper gun. You can't have it both ways. You can be mature about it and use it properly to great effects, or you can dick around with it and get in trouble.
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Alright, since your stubborn like that. Go right ahead. I'll be tuning in the 6o'clock news, don't say we didn't warn you.
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In life, you always pay for the morons who ruin it for all the others.

Deal with it, it'll be like that for the rest of your life.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 14:26   #25
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except I never planned to go to Anime Expo, so it doesn't apply.
No, you said you planned on going to Fan Expo, whatever the hell that is. And I posted *their* rules on weapons. So fine, listen to people here or don't, no one cares. But if you try to break the convention's rules that are clearly stated on their website, well then that's just idiocy.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 14:42   #26
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I apologize for my stubbornness, but please understand that it was only because I wanted to find a solution to keep it safe and to use it at the same time. It wasn't meant to give airsoft player a bad rap.

this wouldn't have turned into a rant if you guys would just help me with the cap problem. Why do you think I want to get the cap in the first place? the purpose of the cap itself is to let law enforcement to know its not a real gun (and if they need further inspection that's fine) doesn't that tell you that I want to abide by the safety instead of getting misunderstood?

Before I got the airsoft, I watched people who take them to convention. only after observing a ton of people being able to go about their business without much trouble did I finally bought my airsoft. it wasn't because I wanted to appear as another bloke on the block with a gun looking for trouble, I just thought it would make a great prop for costumes.

Nevertheless, you guys are right on some points. I will definitely look into alternatives before diving head first and land into a bunch of trouble. Thanks.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 14:46   #27
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Real guns might have orange crap too.

Its a usa law. It doesn't mean jack all here.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 14:57   #28
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At least put it in a concealed gun bag or some sort...
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Old March 6th, 2012, 15:08   #29
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My personal rule for anything is to ask myself what would happen if I took it to an airport. If I'd be able to safely walk around the terminals without any issues, then it's probably fine. If the object would get the airport locked down or result in a SWAT team being called, then I know to keep it in a locked case and out of the public eye.

If you have to ask, then the answer is no.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 15:18   #30
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VicViper,

You asked a question and were given answers - sorry they are not the ones you had expected, but they are the correct answers nonetheless.

Act stupid with an airsoft weapon and get treated accordingly.
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