Canadian firearm law is strict to an idiotic level...

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  1. Westside
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    I got fined for practicing military drill in my backyard of my house for having a replica rifle in Toronto... I understand if the police officer acts as if this thing was real at first and tell me to stay away from the weapon, but charging me for having a rifle made NOT to fire, but it simple a big piece of plastic and metal put together... I think there is something wrong with that.
     
  2. Overlord Nadrian

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    What the hell? Are you serious? No offense, but the guy who fined you (or the government) is retarded! Come on, that's like fining a kid playing with a toy gun/sword/...! Jeeze, that's some fucked up rules...
     
  3. mcp2

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    Appeal it!
     
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    Or, you know...shoot him with a real one. [​IMG]


    Really though, get that sorted if you can.
     
  5. FAST6191

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    Wow that might actually be worse than UK law in this regard although I have not checked the status of replica/decommissioned weapons in a while. Just for clarification are we talking marching/formation/dress type drills or weapons handling?

    On the other hand I do not really know Canadian weapons law so this may well be one of those legally yes morally no.

    Hope you get it sorted.
     
  6. playallday

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    Canada is very strict on firearm laws for replica. In fact, I believe after around 1997-1999 it was made illegal to sell airsoft guns. No one follows that law at all (even cops) but I wouldn't try to appeal what you've already got, unless you want more fines.
     
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    So have they passed the ban on pointy sticks, yet?

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  8. Westside
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    It is actually parade drill, not weapons handling drill. The rifle does not have a moving bolt or moving trigger for weapons handling drills.