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Old 07-10-2015, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I saw today in the store a guy selling airsoft guns however they looked like real guns. I asked him if I needed a permit and he told me no because its a airsoft gun low powered. However I thought these guns were illegal in Canada. I also saw another place selling the same thing and they to told me the same thing. What is going on?
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:31 AM
 
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I saw today in the store a guy selling airsoft guns however they looked like real guns. I asked him if I needed a permit and he told me no because its a airsoft gun low powered. However I thought these guns were illegal in Canada. I also saw another place selling the same thing and they to told me the same thing. What is going on?
What city/town/province of Canada was that? Sounds as scary as a pandora's box.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:43 AM
 
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Heres the laws on these types of air guns=
Air Guns - Royal Canadian Mounted Police

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicati...f5044-eng.html

I was interested in buying and bringing back to Canada a few air powered bb guns but after doing a bit of research particularly that 2nd link i decided not to as dealing with Canadian border guards on the issue might have the guns confiscated..
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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Well there being sold.. So Im guessing there legal.. but they look like the real thing...
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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From the link Jambo101 provided it seems the ones you saw may be prohibited since you say they look like the real thing.

3. Air guns that are replica firearms

These are air guns not powerful enough to cause serious injury or death, but designed to resemble a real firearm with near precision. Replica firearms, except for replicas of antique firearms, are classified as prohibited devices.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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From the link Jambo101 provided it seems the ones you saw may be prohibited since you say they look like the real thing.

3. Air guns that are replica firearms

These are air guns not powerful enough to cause serious injury or death, but designed to resemble a real firearm with near precision. Replica firearms, except for replicas of antique firearms, are classified as prohibited devices.

I'm kinda confused here. I can go to Canadian Tire and get a Crossman bb gun that looks just like an M-417.





^^^^^That is a Crossman BB gun. I have a hard time believing this thing is a prohibited weapon. Especially when we consider I can buy a Lynx .50 cal rifle, and it is considered a NON-RESTRICTED weapon. Meaning, I could keep it in my trunk, basically.






The one on the left below, is a .50 cal bullet. lol

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Old 07-10-2015, 10:38 PM
 
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I'd like to get a BB gun for some fun sport shooting as i dont feel like going through all the hassle it takes to get a real gun.,however i dont remember seeing guns of any sort in my local Canadian Tire,perhaps i'll look a little harder on my next trip.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Go look around the fishing rods, jambo. It is possible your local CT doesn't carry firearms of any kind though. Which is dumb.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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These things were all the rage with outdoorsman kinds of people up here when I was younger. I've never used one but I think they're supposed to be between paintball guns and....real guns or something? I don't think they can seriously harm or kill you unless you shoot someone directly in the eye or some other orifice.

I've definitely seen them at Canadian Tire.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Its all fun and games until some one loses an eye. These things were all the rage during my first year of junior high, some of the wanna be gangsters used to walk around with bb guns tucked in their pants under their jackets. Getting shot by a bb gun is very painful. I heard a kid from that school did eventually end up getting shot in the eye.
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