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Old November 17th, 2007, 00:47   #1
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Regional Councillor seeks to have air guns put under the Firearms Act.

http://news.therecord.com/news/Local/article/266289

The news itself is a little old, but there is one interesting piece emerging from all of this:

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Coun. Sean Strickland of Waterloo asked regional councillors to support his request that the federal government amend legislation to include the licensing of pellet guns, air rifles and paintball guns that are currently exempt from federal laws.
Instead of banning pellet guns and air rifles etc., he wants them to be covered under the Firearms Act.

Is this the push we have been looking for?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 00:54   #2
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http://news.therecord.com/news/Local/article/266289

The news itself is a little old, but there is one interesting piece emerging from all of this:



Instead of banning pellet guns and air rifles etc., he wants them to be covered under the Firearms Act.

Is this the push we have been looking for?
If airsoft/replicas are on that list then yes, otherwise, actually... probably not.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:14   #3
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well if they are trying to push this, then couldnt we write to add airsoft to that list?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:43   #4
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Been gone over time and time again. Should airsoft go under the Firearms Act, we'd be limited to semi only, five round mags, length limits, plus many models would be banned by name. Plus more.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 02:22   #5
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Been gone over time and time again. Should airsoft go under the Firearms Act, we'd be limited to semi only, five round mags, length limits, plus many models would be banned by name. Plus more.
^ this post doesn't make sense at all...
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Old November 17th, 2007, 02:28   #6
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^ He's saying IF airsoft was to get a go to fall under the fire arms act, we'd have a shit load of restrictions on our tails it wouldn't be funny... the crapsofters might start laughing at us it'd be that bad!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 02:54   #7
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Been gone over time and time again. Should airsoft go under the Firearms Act, we'd be limited to semi only, five round mags, length limits, plus many models would be banned by name. Plus more.
not necessarily, I believe .22's are still alowed 50 round mags no prob.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 05:39   #8
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Magazine limits are not across the board. Airsoft, paintball, and pellet guns do not currently have ammo limits. It would be impossible to enforce them anyway. So why would they suddenly add limits?

Coma, do you even own real guns? Let alone Restricted or Prohibited ones?
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:58   #9
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NZ airsofters are currently under the no-automatic restriction imposed on real guns, so it's not impossible.

I find this whole situation somewhat ironic because C-68 and especially C-10A were written to exclude having to control most pneumatic arms.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 12:45   #10
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If airsoft should be added to the firearms act, it shouldn't be added AS firearms. They should just require a PAL to possess. No registration, and thus no actual limits on their function/looks. Just like ammo. Show the ID, buy the gun. Thats it.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 16:27   #11
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aren't airsoft guns and pellet guns already regulated under the firearms act anyways??

i didn't read the article in the OP but im pretty sure the idea was to make ppl register their pellet guns right?
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No they are not regulated under the firearms act. Unless you have a pellet gun that fires >500 FPS, but that's it.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 17:14   #13
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No they are not regulated under the firearms act. Unless you have a pellet gun that fires >500 FPS, but that's it.
There is an energy limit too (5.7joules I think). So an AEG firing 600fps with .2gs wouldn't be a firearm.

Airguns are treated as firearms regardless of power if they are used in a crime.

On a similar note, I just got a Umarex Beretta CX4 gas blowback :P

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Old November 17th, 2007, 18:46   #14
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On a similar note, I just got a Umarex Beretta CX4 gas blowback :P
I take it you mean the PX4, right?


I just ordered one of those suckers last week. It's in transit and should be here Monday or Tuesday. Can't wait to try this bad boy out. I have the Umarex Walther PPK and it's a bast too. Not the most accurate (then again, neither is the real steel), but man, that blowback and all metal contruction give it a nice feel when shooting it. I'm getting the Walther CP99 Compact next.

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Old November 17th, 2007, 20:07   #15
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Nope. CX4. Google it.

I have the PPK (well 4th one in the mail now actually, they're so fun!) and might someday pickup the CP99 Compact, wanted one too. As well as that PX4.

Lets keep this on topic. And please, resize that picture, it fills a screen in a thread where it doesn't belong.

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