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The stupid new laws regarding replica soft airguns

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by danche, May 4, 2008.

  1. danche

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    Just a point, I was reading one of the airgun magazines and saw a few pics of the new colour see through range of soft airguns, so that they don't look realistic, because of a change in the law

    My point, I own an 8 shot Walther CP99 CO2 pistol with laser sight, as well as my rifles, I have also used to own a Beretta 92FS, and what I find ridiculous, is that these are still legal without any changes, but the plastic soft airgun equivalent has had to be changed to show it's made of plastic

    The CO2 versions are metal, and have blowback, and look and feel nearly the same as the real thing, they are also a lot more powerful than the toy soft airguns

    Now is it just me, or does any body else think that this is just another government farce
     
  2. Andy

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    I never understood this as anyone can just paint it black again. :D
     
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    That's a good point :D and yes, the new laws are completely ill-thought out, they create problems for the innocent.
     
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    The laws are stupid but if we complain about them and draw attention to it all that will happen is the co2 pistols will get banned
     
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    wont be long:mad:

    i am still waiting for the ban on 12ftlbs air rifles as well:rolleyes:
     
  6. halight

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    There seems to be a lot of stupid laws to do with air guns.... and air soft guns..
    But if you don't like it then don't buy one....
    Buy a cross bow instead !!!!!! you seem to be able to buy them with ease and they have lots of power!!!!!!!!!
    I believe in the wrong hands a cross bow is a lot more dangerous than an air gun under12 lbs or an air soft bb gun..:):)
     
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    Yes...... think if i had the choice I would rather be shot with an air gun pellet than a cross bow bolt any day :eek:
     
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    Just a shame that you cannot hunt with crossbow's.
     
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    Is this the first stupid law? or will this be the last stupid law?:mad:
     
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    If the current goverment stay in power at the next election this will be the start of a long line of stupid laws
     
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    why not:confused:

    i wanted to get medieval:p
     
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    The problem is that the people making the laws don't know enough about the sport (well enough about anything really)
    They don't understand that Guns are not dangerous its people that are dangerous!
    if they spent a bit of money and showed Kids how you use a airgun properly and took them hunting to show them the effects of shooting a bird of rabbit dead
    Then the kids would have a bit of respect for guns!!!
    There are a lot of Kids that can and do use Airguns with respect
    And they get a great deal of enjoyment out of the sport. Its only a few that use them dangerously. And these spoil it for all of us:)
     
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    maby thats what we need to do.

    not limit the power of guns but limit people.

    do a simple gun safety exam...if you pass you can have a licence and have a higher power air rifle:up:

    they have this low power limit to stop idiots huring people with them.

    if these idiots cant get a gun then theres no reason for a power limit.
    sit a saftey exam and get a certificate for it, things would be so much better:up:
     
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    Sounds a good idear mate sort of like a CBT for a motobike. You do a harf day corse on riding the bike and then you get a bit of paper to say that you can ride one safley.. If you wont to go on to bigger bikes you need to do a test. Other than that you can ride upto a 125cc for two years before you need to do a test or another CBT.
    Maybe something like this would help the sport..:up::)
     
  16. a1gunner

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    help the sport it would do it the world of good.

    there would be no news stories of airgun miss use and people who pass the test get to use an airgun that actuall shoot a pellet at a decent speed:rolleyes:
     
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    This is a question that ties in with the VCR bill, not sure if this has been answered already but can you still buy airsoft guns second hand? Or do you have to be a "member" of an airsoft club?
     
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    I dont know mate... Ill see if i can find any info out on the web.
    The thing with secondhand is how do you keep an eye on whos selling and whos buying... When you can sell to your next door neighbour any know body would know!
     
  19. a1gunner

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    no.

    if its still a black model (lack of a better word) then you cant.
    you can still use the old black models but now only see through ones can swap hands
     
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    How is the incompetent Government going to know if you sold and or bought a used, scary black gun?:rolleyes:
     

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