I have more info about freedoms north of the boarder. A guy orders a toy Air Soft spring gun from southsummit.com in Texas. The gun is a lightweight
plastic MP5 SD3 sub machine-gun with an orange painted tip on the barrel. The box says "not to be sold to children under 14". The guy who orders it
is living in Canada. He is 46 years old and has a licence to own real firearms. The price of the toy gun exceeds 29.95 US, the the company throws in a
free knife with a 4 inch blade.
The parcel gets inspected in Toronto and Canada Customs. The customs officer seizes the toy gun, referring to it as a replica, and therefore making it
illegal. The knife is placed into the rather large original box and sent on to the guys home.
So he gets the knife, which could be used to kill someone, but the toy BB gun gets confiscated.
He decides he wants his toy BB gun so he appeals....all the way to the International Trade Tribunal which takes about 3 years and the Canadian gov.
spends thousands upon thousands of dollars. They send the guy a stack of papers and documents related to his appeal that measures 3 inches
He files a final argument and says he is relying on it and he won't show up at the hearing because it would cost too much and it's not justified for
just a toy BB gun.
The gov. brings in the big guns from the RCMP. A forensic Weapons expert.
He tells the tribunal about how it looks like a real gun(the law says it has to resemble with near precision and real firearm). A toy plastic gun
suddenly becomes a replica!! and the RCMP's testimony wins...the toy BB gun gets forfeited to the Crown.
So the guy goes on the Internet and finds all the Air Soft gun manufacturers in Japan and sends them an email. In his email he tells them they will
sell more of their products in Canada and the USA if they make them with clear plastic and stop calling them replica's on the Box....just call it a
BB Gun. One year later Canadian Tire stores and Wal Mart Canada stores are selling clear plastic Air Soft BB guns all over Canada.
The stupid thing about this is that Crossman, Daisy, Gamo, and other manufacturers make replica pellet and BB Guns that can easily take an eye out,
and they have sold them for years and years in Canada. Yet, this 46 year old man can't order a Air Soft BB Gun from Texas for 39.95 US, which can't
take an eye out at the test range of 50 feet, and in an effort to deny this man's freedom to buy a damned toy gun, the Canadian gov. spends thousands
of dollars to deny him that right to own a toy.
Anyone remember the Jonny 7 Guns from 1964? They sold them in Canada...back in the days before the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Those
where some lucky kids back then.
I'm so glad I don't live in Canuckistan.
[edit on 31/3/09 by John Matrix]