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Old August 12th, 2008, 00:26   #16
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I really hope you raise hell with the contractors about this too, someone should be punished for this mess, and I hope it is the one who called the cops, if the contractors were responsible that is.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 00:34   #17
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They have nothing against you. They should return them.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 00:40   #18
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They have nothing against you. They should return them.
The airsoft situation in Canada isn't as lax as the US... Technically, airsoft is considered a "prohibited device" so the police aren't obligated to return it...
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Old August 12th, 2008, 02:12   #19
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The airsoft situation in Canada isn't as lax as the US... Technically, airsoft is considered a "prohibited device" so the police aren't obligated to return it...
It is prohibited only according to the CBSA. Understand that the CBSA is NOT the law, and they do have their own rules and regulations outside of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Airsoft is NOT a prohibited device under the CCC, nor is it a replica. It can only be classified as a weapon when used in a crime, but otherwise, it remains in a "grey area" with no official classification and open to interpretation.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 09:25   #20
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Dude,

if the police have obtained a warrent to search your apartment for anything your first call should be to a lawyer, not the police.

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Old August 12th, 2008, 10:52   #21
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It is prohibited only according to the CBSA. Understand that the CBSA is NOT the law, and they do have their own rules and regulations outside of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Airsoft is NOT a prohibited device under the CCC, nor is it a replica. It can only be classified as a weapon when used in a crime, but otherwise, it remains in a "grey area" with no official classification and open to interpretation.
Er.... No, the above is not really true.

If Lawdog says to call a lawyer, it's probably time to call a lawyer.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 22:21   #22
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Long story short, they have sent them in for ballistics testing.. they said if they clock above a certain speed, the criminal charges will be applied. Otherwise, they can be returned in a week.

Luckily I haven't modified them in any way, so they should be safe.

In all likelihood, it should be fine, but this incident still leaves a bad taste in my mouth in how it played out.

All's well that ends well, I guess.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 22:32   #23
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Long story short, they have sent them in for ballistics testing.. they said if they clock above a certain speed, the criminal charges will be applied. Otherwise, they can be returned in a week.

Luckily I haven't modified them in any way, so they should be safe.

In all likelihood, it should be fine, but this incident still leaves a bad taste in my mouth in how it played out.

All's well that ends well, I guess.

Wtf?
You can be charged for the speed it shoots?
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Old August 12th, 2008, 22:34   #24
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Wtf?
You can be charged for the speed it shoots?
Probably to check if it shoots over 500 fps but don't quote me on that.

Or whatever the fps limit before it classifies as can cause damage.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 22:34   #25
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Over 500fps and a certain amount of joules if I'm not mistaken
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Old August 12th, 2008, 22:36   #26
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if they shoot over 500 fps and the maximum prescribed energy (can't remember the number offhand), then that classifies the weapon as a firearm. Since they're fully automatic, if they get classified as a firearm, more than likely it would results in a charge of possession of a restricted firearm. Don't think there's anything to worry about though. I'm pretty sure an airsoft gun would have to shoot a .2g BB WELL in excess of 600 fps to consider it a firearm.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 22:43   #27
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Yeah I knew about the 500 fps, I just thought he was talking about the speed as in ROF.. lol
Phew.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 23:20   #28
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Long story short, they have sent them in for ballistics testing.. they said if they clock above a certain speed, the criminal charges will be applied. Otherwise, they can be returned in a week.

Luckily I haven't modified them in any way, so they should be safe.

In all likelihood, it should be fine, but this incident still leaves a bad taste in my mouth in how it played out.

All's well that ends well, I guess.
Did they ask you how to charge the batteries?

I would still seek legal advice in building a case regarding the alleged worker that entered your apartment unlawfully. That is of course, if you are certain no one else would have seen your guns and reported you. I have heard of this kind of thing happening in apartments al the time. Especially in the city.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 23:20   #29
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It's actually well over 800fps with a .2
Sounds like everything will work out, now go get a lawyer and find who invaded the privacy of your house then sue them.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 23:27   #30
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It's actually well over 800fps with a .2
Sounds like everything will work out, now go get a lawyer and find who invaded the privacy of your house then sue them.
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Thanks for that info. I figured it would have to be some ridiculous speed that no airsoft gun internals would really be able to survive anyway except maybe some gas or spring sniper rifles.

And I also agree. The issue here isn't your guns. It's who entered your home without your permission and reported these guns in the first place.
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