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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:06   #16
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With the big US game at Fort Drum coming up one local guy, Chef, has been calling around to customs and border crossings. He has been told several times now that if you bring a Cansoft gun down with the clear lower receiver, you can bring it back no problem. Individual customs agents may not know the laws so check with the local border crossing you will be taking, thats the stage we are currently at for the Fort Drum game.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:30   #17
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Ummmm..... No..... Bad idea.

The way the government and laws work up here is pretty whacked out.

Also the importer can't import the gun unless he also has a BFL which are fucking hard to get. Also they're not going to bother with bringing one airsoft gun across the border.
I'm not sure I can find comfort knowing we don't have the market cornered on insane politicians down here. We were planning on selling them all off to the circus after their terms were up...
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Wait, can you drive into the states and drive back into Canada with a Airsoft gun?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 08:30   #19
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Wait, can you drive into the states and drive back into the states with a Airsoft gun?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 08:55   #20
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Propane might actually give you a problem. It's cheap and available though. Any hardware store, heck larger pharmacies and even groceries carry it if they have a "Picnic/BBQ" section.

I've been reading the legal bits and have a suggestion.
Only a licensed dealer can import, so what prevents a licensed dealer then from offering a safe return service?

You make the arrangements with the dealer, and pay a small fee... He gives you a claim ticket and a shipping label, perhaps even provides a suitable box.
You come down, have fun, and then ship the airsoft to the dealer using the provided shipping label, he then checks the contents to make sure it's legitimate, signs off on it as such, and returns your gun to you.

That seems clean, and legal, and would probably be something a dealer could make a small amount of money on at the same time, but would be much less costly than a disposable airsoft gun. Who wants to get stuck renting something that's probably been abused to death?

Sorry... I'm only familiar with the loonie politics down here. Up there not so much. Doesn't that sound at lease worth asking after?
Basically, getting anything that resembles a real firearm across the Canadian Border is damned near impossible. If it wasn't, we wouldn't be paying $600 for an AEG you guys can get for $250.
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Basically, getting anything that resembles a real firearm across the Canadian Border is damned near impossible. If it wasn't, we wouldn't be paying $600 for an AEG you guys can get for $250.
I suppose that is fairly much what it boils down to with the price difference.
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Wait, can you drive into the states and drive back into the states with a Airsoft gun?
Wait a second, how can you drive back into the States if you are already in the States? Are you referring to Alaska? That still involves leaving the States to drive back in.
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You simply fold the U.S in on it's self and create a small wormhole from one point to the other.
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You simply fold the U.S in on it's self and create a small wormhole from one point to the other.
That's how i get across the U.S., it also gives me a quick getaway when the in-laws come over.
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Wait a second, how can you drive back into the States if you are already in the States? Are you referring to Alaska? That still involves leaving the States to drive back in.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 08:35   #27
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You simply fold the U.S in on it's self and create a small wormhole from one point to the other.
We asked GWB on his way out, exactly how that wormhole worked...

Something to do with Nukaler energy and bending reason into a Boyes Spatial Manifold... His answer was not so much a highly classified matter of national security as unintelligible.
I'm afraid that technology has been lost forever as the "Leader of the Free World" has headed back to Yale with his buddy Cheney. One to teach Advanced Oratory, and the other to teach Ethics and coach the sporting clays team.

We have some folks at MIT working on a new technology that involves knocking politely at the door... Preliminary tests look promising.

Anyway... Having done a bit more reading on the situation, I think that the best legal solution is to make a livery of high quality airsoft arms available for events in the US and work out the details of how they can be made available to Canadian players who want to attend US events. I'm talking it over with my partner.
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You simply fold the U.S in on it's self and create a small wormhole from one point to the other.
I think they tried something like that once with a ship called "Event Horizon". It didn't work out too well for them.
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hey wait, i just thought about something.

The term replica (which is the tricky strange term used to define airsoft as 'illegal) is something like this....

A “replica firearm” is a device that was designed and intended to look exactly like or almost exactly like a real firearm (except for an antique firearm) but isn’t a real firearm. Most Replicas cannot discharge projectiles at all, or discharge only harmless projectiles. Devices that discharge projectiles that cause serious bodily injury are not Replicas...

Does this not mean it is completely legal to import broomhandle mausers!? they were built in 1895!!

luger p08s
the 1911 will be in apprx 2 years
many different revolvers

wow

Hmm..

EDIT: btw, that definition was taken from the mr. wong vs regina court case.
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Only musket type replica firearms are completely legal to import, that's what they mean by 'antique'
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