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Old May 19th, 2007, 11:13   #46
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I've had the documentary idea in mind for over a year. If I can build up the right team then maybe next Summer I'll direct and produce one. I think I can get the funding and equipment easily so all is really missing is the time and the team.

The doc would explore the ideas of long established canadian airsoft figures (such as HoJo for example), of games themselves - inside and outside, of laws regarding airsoft, of the actions taken by players to make it more safe. It would also look in details on the airsoft gun, its upgrades and the mentality of players versus irresponsible people. It would also discuss it being a sport or a hobby and finally offer a public view in contrast of what has already been shown thus showing that there is a gap between airsoft and the visible minority that uses airsoft in a bad way.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 15:24   #47
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I've had the documentary idea in mind for over a year. If I can build up the right team then maybe next Summer I'll direct and produce one. I think I can get the funding and equipment easily so all is really missing is the time and the team.

The doc would explore the ideas of long established canadian airsoft figures (such as HoJo for example), of games themselves - inside and outside, of laws regarding airsoft, of the actions taken by players to make it more safe. It would also look in details on the airsoft gun, its upgrades and the mentality of players versus irresponsible people. It would also discuss it being a sport or a hobby and finally offer a public view in contrast of what has already been shown thus showing that there is a gap between airsoft and the visible minority that uses airsoft in a bad way.
Great idea. I think the right producer/director team could do wonders.

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Old May 21st, 2007, 21:10   #48
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This is all good information but what about the article?? Did anyone have see it somewhere??
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 01:51   #49
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Brian there is one thing missing - it also must not be able to cause serious bodily harm to be considered a replica, thus replica pellet guns, like Umarex pistols, are perfectly fine (infact I have a couple), even though under 500fps/5.7fpe (or 4.3fpe? not sure of the exact number).

Some airsoft guns can do a reasonable amount of "harm" when compared to some airguns, so technically its a gray area as I see it.

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That is a common fallacy, there is no mention of that in the current law, although some branches of the judiciary seem to still be clinging to these old definitions they are not part of the law as it stands.

If something is not a firearm but looks like a real firearm it is a replica. There is no mention of being able to fire anything, and certainly no mention of being able to cause bodily harm... this is part of the old definition of what a firearm is that has been removed from the criminal code some time ago.

as it stands now in the current criminal code any object that is not capable of firing a shot or projectile at greater than 500 fps but looks like a firearm is a replica firearm, unless it is easily determined by inspection to not resemble any existing weapon...or is constructed of materials that make it clear that is is a harmless toy then it would be an imitation firearm.
This is why "clearsoft" exists, and why Canadian tire can import them and sell them without restrictions. Imitation firearms are not prohibited...Whereas replica firearms are.

You know... this has all been hashed out before... there has to be a dozen threads on this exact topic....

but my recomendation is to read the criminal code... its all there in black and white.
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3. Air guns that are replica firearms

These are air guns that are not powerful enough to cause serious injury or death, but that were designed to resemble a real firearm with near precision. Replica firearms, except for replicas of antique firearms, are classified as prohibited devices.

In particular, some air guns that are commonly called air soft guns may fall into this category. These are devices that have a low muzzle velocity and muzzle energy, and that usually discharge projectiles made out of a substance such as plastic or wax rather than metal or lead.

Although replica firearms are prohibited, you may keep any that you owned on December 1, 1998. You do not need a licence to possess them, and they do not need to be registered. However, as an individual, you cannot import or acquire a replica firearm. If you take a replica firearm out of Canada, you will not be able to bring it back in.

The Criminal Code sets out some penalties for using a replica firearm or any other imitation firearm to commit a crime.

The Canada Firearms Centre (CAFC) receives many enquiries from people wondering whether a low-powered air gun would be considered a replica if it resembles a real firearm in terms of its shape and size, but it is made of clear or brightly coloured plastic, or is much smaller in size.

Many of these devices have to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. As a general rule, however, those made out of clear plastic and those that are significantly smaller than the real version are not classified as replicas. Brightly coloured paint does not necessarily exclude a device from the definition of a replica. If you have questions about a particular make and model of air gun you may contact a firearms technician by calling 1 800 731-4000, ext 1060.
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