Hello everyone, todays email will be a little different, not here to sell you anything or even to promote the business. Todays email is all about informing you of the intended gun amendment that was added this past week to Bill C-21.Should this bill pass it could be the end of airsoft as we know it in Canada. This amendment would reclassify airsoft from the current unregulated firearm to a prohibited firearm thus making it essentially illegal to even own one. It does not stop there though, this will affect everything from the importation to the sale and even where you can play, or rather I should say you cannot because it would be prohibited.
Its nothing new for our community as our sport has always been frowned upon and even considered taboo. That said this is the time to band together like the brothers and sisters we are and take a stand against this political nonsense. To generalize airsoft as a feeder community into crime is unfair and untrue. In 8 years plus of operation Ultimate Airsoft has never asked anything from its customers until now, I am asking everyone who has not already signed the petition to please take 2 minutes out of your day and take a stand, join the fight in hopes that we may find a resolution and keep airsoft alive in this country.
As other community shops have, Ultimate Airsoft too will support the efforts of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR) in their efforts to challenge this bill. Please take a moment to visit their page and see what they are about.
We ask you to reach out to your local MP. Either via a phone call, email or even letter mail and kindly express your concern in the matter. Please do not be rude or aggressive about this as it will only serve to fuel their point. We understand that not all MP’s are in favour of such an idea however they will listen to you, and if our combined voices are loud enough, we can be successful.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this, please feel free to share this with anyone. Below are some useful links to help you.
Find your MP:
SIGN THE OFFICIAL HOUSE OF COMMONS PETITION
Petition e-3201 - Petitions
SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP BILL C-21:
Here is the section in Bill C-21 that pertains to airsoft or replica firearm.
1 (1) The definition replica firearm in subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:
replica firearm means any device that is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, a firearm that is designed or adapted to discharge a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second and at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules, and that itself is not a firearm, but does not include any such device that is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, an antique firearm; (réplique)
(2) Section 84 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (3.1):
Certain firearms deemed to be prohibited devices
(3.2) For the purposes of sections 99 to 101, 103 to 107 and 117.03, a firearm is deemed to be a prohibited device if
(a) it is proved that the firearm is not designed or adapted to discharge a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second or at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules; and
(b) the firearm is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, a firearm, other than an antique firearm, that is designed or adapted to discharge a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second and at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules.