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Cass wrote: »
Hey guys and girls.
First time posting so be gentle.
I read an article, albeit from the Journal, that new legislation is being considered for Airsof/RIF. They want the items painted orange or some other bright, distinguishing colour so as to quickly identify it as an airsoft.
Whatever your opinions that is one topic, but not the one that caught me eye.
The "article" says there are currently no laws surrounding the sale, ownership and distribution of these realistic imitation firearms. I thought there is. The "article" suggested a minimum age of 16 which i thought already was in place.
Also the firearms act covers RIF to the extent that if caught out and about with one, brandishing if you will, you face the same consequences as someone with a real firearm.
Can someone educate me on the exact laws surrounding them as what i believed to be law seems to in question.
Steve wrote: »
Cass, the relevant legislation is linked in the forum charter.
Cadpat_cowboy wrote: »
Where do I find this charter?
(2) On and after the date of commencement of section 40 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 it is an offence for a person to sell a realistic imitation firearm to a person under the age of 16 years.
Steve wrote: »
This post also better explains relevant legislation.http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=79685030&postcount=3
A legal age of 16 to purchase a realistic imitation firearm has also been suggested.
Langley , Virginia
Gatling wrote: »
The odd one is criminalising guys who fix and repair guns .
alpha13 wrote: »
and just as a side note... i find it odd.. the definition they use for RIF is"a device that appears to the observer so realistic as to make it indistinguishable from a firearm"... but surely then painting it a different colour or the rest negates the RIF distinction and therefore would NOT be covered under the RIF legislation..as it would be very clear that it is NOT a firearm...they might want to fine tune their wording LOL