Airsoft Canada
BuyAirsoft

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > General > General
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

Alarming development in NY

:

General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 12th, 2009, 14:42   #1
venture
 
venture's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Halifax
Alarming development in NY

I don't know if there was a thread here a month ago when this happened or not. I tried to find one but could not. If there was then delete this one.

Anyway, today I was on HSA and saw that they were having some "legal problems" with the State of New York. I did a little research and found that they were not raided or anything, but that a general law banning replicas in NYS that had been ignored was now going to be enforced. Apparently the NY Attorney General has issued cease and desist orders to 100 companies telling them not to ship black(realistic) guns to NYS.

I guess HeadlessChicken's signature Carlin quote is more apt than ever.

Related to this is a Long Island man threatening cops with "a realistic toy uzi". It doesn't specifically state that it was an airsoft gun, but it doesn't matter. The sport we love is hurt by this.

Here is an article: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/s...shot-1.1352056

Also a small NY Daily News story here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c...shot_dead.html
__________________

Visit us at :www.ventureairsoft.ca

Last edited by venture; September 12th, 2009 at 14:47..
venture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2009, 15:44   #2
Drake
E-01
 
Drake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Montreal, QC
As I recall (it may have changed since), NY City has a ban on them (or they need to be clear or bright plastic, basically like us). NY state use to allow them, but they were considered firearms and had to be treated as firearms in terms of purchase and possession (sorta like what a lot of people want for Canada), but they were technically legal.
__________________
Drake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2009, 15:59   #3
HeadlessChicken
 
HeadlessChicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Who knows what was going through the guy's mind. It shows that minors are not the only problem demographic when it comes to the misuse of airsoft and/or airguns. The article didn't specifically say it was an airsoft or airgun but did mention that "The replica gun did not have an orange cap on the barrel, as required by state and federal law". Whether or not it was 1 of our toys, it still has an ill-effect on our sport.
__________________
"Hey I'm the first one to say its a great country but its a straaaaange culture. This is a place where gun store owners are given a list of stolen credit cards but not a list of CRIMINALS and MANIACS. And now they're thinking of banning toy guns...AND THEY'RE GONNA KEEP THE F**KING REAL ONES!"
-George Carlin 1937 - 2008 (RIP buddy)
HeadlessChicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2009, 16:08   #4
Doombringer
 
Doombringer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Plateau, Montreal
Maybe if some states in the US bans black bodies guns, more and more companies will start investing in making some higher quality clearsoft, giving us more possibilities.
Doombringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2009, 16:15   #5
The Saint
 
The Saint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Quebec
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doombringer View Post
Maybe if some states in the US bans black bodies guns, more and more companies will start investing in making some higher quality clearsoft, giving us more possibilities.
That's utterly ridiculous. I'd never wish bad things to happen to my neighbor just so I'd get some meager crap out of it.
__________________
"The Bird of Hermes is My Name, Eating My Wings to Make Me Tame."
The Saint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2009, 02:43   #6
Ronan
Official Crybaby Chairsofter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Montreal, QC
NY City has a ban on them thats more or less active. Some of the borough has the same problem. Rest of NY is fine.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Shiney View Post
Yes it is hard to find an Instructor that teaches how to Finger, Suck, Squeeze and Blow all at the same time.
Ronan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2009, 12:34   #7
Doombringer
 
Doombringer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Plateau, Montreal
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
That's utterly ridiculous. I'd never wish bad things to happen to my neighbor just so I'd get some meager crap out of it.
New York is not my neighbor... neither is yours...

but anyways, I just meant that there could be something positive out of it since there is nothing else we can do about it.

Last edited by Doombringer; September 13th, 2009 at 12:38..
Doombringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2009, 18:11   #8
GSK88
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: T-dot
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
That's utterly ridiculous. I'd never wish bad things to happen to my neighbor just so I'd get some meager crap out of it.
How is that ridiculous? It's not hoping something bad will happen, it's saying if something bad does happen, then maybe something positive can come out of it.
__________________
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/415/signature1xx.jpg
GSK88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13th, 2009, 19:00   #9
Big Dog
 
Big Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Scarberia - but willing to travel...
How many times do you see the pictures in the papers here, where the "guns" seized or turned in to police are actually toys, bb guns or replicas. The down side to any bad press is that it hurts the sport, and limits the access to those out there who are minding our own business.

More "Mayor David Miller" types start jumping up and down about gun control and bans. We all pay for it one way or another - taxes or limited access!

It's a shame.
__________________
Mercy rule be damned, NEVER surrender!
Big Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
ReplyTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > General > General

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
BuyAirsoft

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 19:05.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.