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Old March 7th, 2009, 01:04   #1
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Importing guns

Hmm I always wanted to ask this question, is it legal (if you have a fire arms license) to buy a Airsoft gun down south then bring them back here? and is there a limit to how many you can buy?
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Old March 7th, 2009, 01:05   #2
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Nope no legal.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 01:29   #3
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You need far more then a basic firearms license to get an airsoft gun across the border. It's basically impossible for a normal individual.

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Old March 7th, 2009, 02:08   #4
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This might be the best time to ask this (I will be called noob for this)

what "if" you regester it as an real firearm?
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Old March 7th, 2009, 02:13   #5
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I do not believe you can register it as a real firearm. More than half the airsoft guns out there would be a considered a prohibited firearm in Canada anyways. Regardless of the fact that it does fire a projectile, the joule output of most airsoft guns are nowhere even remotely close to even worth considering them firearms. Its not worth the time effort or hassle to even consider doing so.

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Old March 7th, 2009, 02:14   #6
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That's part of the problem, airsoft guns don't have serial numbers so it'd be impossible to register them.

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Old March 7th, 2009, 02:19   #7
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actually, several companies make guns with unique serial numbers. CA do.

An item is determined to be a firearm based on its muzzle energy. No way you could get an airsoft gun shooting hard enough for that. And if you did, just try registering an AK or full auto armalite as a weapon in Canada. Ain't gonna happen without a prohibited weapon license.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 02:24   #8
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Enjoy loading 5 BB's per mag and only being able to fire 2...

Nah, It's very difficult to import.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 03:32   #9
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Ok, aside from the fact this very question is addressed in the FAQ, importing the overwhelming majority of the AEG's used for airsoft and attempting to "register" them as "firearms" would be impossible for almost anyone here (providing you could register them). They fire fullauto. This feature was prohibited in Canada in 1977 and no one who isn't already in that prohib group can aquire them. Oh, yeah and your magazines would have to be pinned to 5 bb's. Oh, yeah, if it fires fullauto, you can't shoot it anywhere either.

Airsoft is not addressed per sae in the Firearms Act. They are legal and not at the same time. Ours is not the only area of the Act that is confusing, contradictory and difficult to interperate. There have been several court cases, many involving the prohib classes of firearms, where justices have stated, on record, how conveluted the Act is. If/when Bill 301 is passed, it will hopefully be the beginning of undoing this pile of donkey dung, aka Bill 68, and reform it into something that works, hopefully with airsoft included and accessable with some restrictions.

Until then, if you make the choice to attempt import on your own without proper permits, I hope you have deep pockets and a good lawyer.
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Old March 7th, 2009, 03:32   #10
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anyway if you try to register them they will fall on prohibited because of the full auto option..
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Old March 7th, 2009, 16:26   #11
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Hmm but what if you have a license to retail fire arms
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Old March 7th, 2009, 16:30   #12
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Dosen,t matter Canada customs has declared them as prohibated weapons they would be siezed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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anyway if you try to register them they will fall on prohibited because of the full auto option..
If you have a license to import prohibited firearms for movie use... yea you can... but there are HUGE penalties if you get caught
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