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Old August 30th, 2007, 16:58   #1
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Isnt this called smuggling?

I was looking through the FAQ on Redwolf airsoft and games across this:

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There is possible risk of seizure in my country (e.g. Australia)...can you ship my guns disassembled so it won't be spotted and seized?

Yes we can disassemble certain guns and ship in separate packages to minimize risk of seizure. However, this is done entirely at the customer's own risk and RedWolf Airsoft cannot be held liable for any seizures. A service fee applies for this special instruction and in general recommend against this sort of action
How can a company legally do that?
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Old August 30th, 2007, 17:01   #2
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It's the same as shipping individual parts which most of are not illegal to import.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 17:17   #3
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It's the same as shipping individual parts which most of are not illegal to import.
Most of the ingredients in Crystal Meth are legal but the overall product created is illegal.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 17:22   #4
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Most of the ingredients in Crystal Meth are legal but the overall product created is illegal.
True, but Airsoft is more grey-area than crystal meth...
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Old August 30th, 2007, 17:22   #5
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yup only illegal when you the receiver decide to combine them then.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 17:25   #6
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Especially in Australia where they're incredibly strict on replica weapons. When I was living there I was reading the news and some star wars enthusiast was stopped by the police, arrested and charged for carrying a replica firearm (storm trooper's blaster) in his backpack with the rest of his costume on his way to a photoshoot or something....they then had the photoshoot with only 2 storm troopers and a picture of him getting arrested a couple columns down.
As far as I remember, in Australia, you need a firearms licence to own/buy an airsoft gun.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 18:03   #7
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I've been wondering this for a long fucking time... but.. would LE be able to seize your guns if proved to have been acquired after Dec(?) '98?

Ugh. I feel like a noob asking that... but I wouldn't want some asshole seizing a 3,000+$ investment..
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I've been wondering this for a long fucking time... but.. would LE be able to seize your guns if proved to have been acquired after Dec(?) '98?

Ugh. I feel like a noob asking that... but I wouldn't want some asshole seizing a 3,000+$ investment..
Technically yes
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Old August 30th, 2007, 18:08   #9
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I've been wondering this for a long fucking time... but.. would LE be able to seize your guns if proved to have been acquired after Dec(?) '98?

Ugh. I feel like a noob asking that... but I wouldn't want some asshole seizing a 3,000+$ investment..
Yeah i was wondering that... Like the cops show up at a game and take all the airsoft guns... Can they do that? Can they break in my APT and take my gun because someone saw me clean it from my window (i live on the first floor). If i get pulled over for lets say speeding or my rear light is dead or just a 'check license'. Can they search my car (US plates, US insurance) in Canada and seize my rifle case and gun?
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Old August 30th, 2007, 18:18   #10
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airsoft guns are NOT illegal in the eyes of the RCMP unless you do something stupid with them! They are only illegal to customs and it was customs agents who raided the airsoft stores in Vancouver and shut them down.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 18:19   #11
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well not likely

Airsoft guns as a class of articles are not defined under the criminal code as replicas.

The only definition that 100% applies to airsoft guns is "not a firearm" ( in most cases...)

Some airsoft guns when compaired in a side by side visual comparison have been found to meet the definition of Replica Firearm under the Criminal code.

This does not in any way mean that all "airsoft" are replicas... only that when compaired in a court of law certain specific objects ( that just happen to be airsoft guns) were found to be replicas.

So it is not illegal to posses an object that has not been proven to be a replica... Even so if the police did consider your airsoft gun to be a replica on cursury observation ... it is not illegal to posses replica firearms ... and unless the police had specific clear evidence that you came into possesion of said article post 1998... well there would be no offense chargeable.
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I was looking through the FAQ on Redwolf airsoft and games across this:



How can a company legally do that?
It is illegal to import in some places ( Canada, without proper licenses )... it is not illegal in the country of origin to export to those countries...

The shipper is not doing anything Illegal.. they are just filling an order..
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"They're not military helicopters!"

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"They're not military helicopters!"
Hunh?
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and unless the police had specific clear evidence that you came into possesion of said article post 1998... well there would be no offense chargeable.
That's what I mean. If I had a Star G36k (which I do, and am fondling right now..) , and they proved it was purchased after 1998 (a simple search will reveal it only came out in 2003 , or something like that), would they be able to shit on me?

I live in an apartment too (landies have been RS owners for 45 years. And one is a Greek Navy vet. so keeping them here isn't a problem), with windows everywhere. If someone saw me transporting my AK, or G36, to the living room (for inspection/maintenance) would I get burned? What if it was a RS firearm?
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