So why is airsoft now banned in Australia? Well, I believe it all has to do with the fact that people are just not using the best airsoft guns. We see people with sub-sonic rifles that are over 100mm and pump powered and then we have people with electric airsoft rifles that can fire 1000 BB’s per minute. The problem with this is that these are not accurate enough, and when you use one of these you are at an extreme disadvantage when playing. In short you are more likely to shoot yourself in the foot or hit an animal when playing.
To try and control this situation the Australian government has banned all airsoft guns and ammunition. Although this seems like a logical step, the problem with this is that it will just cause more problems. Because of this the people who were using airsoft guns in the past will now have to buy new ones, which should be fine because they are not banned from using the game. The problem is that they won’t be able to legally enjoy the game.
It is important to note that there are some places in Australia where airsoft is legal. For instance the Australian Capital Region (ACR) is a legal location for both rifle and shotgun shooting. However if you want to fire an airsoft gun in any other area, it is illegal to do so. This is why the government has decided to implement strict regulations on the purchase, use and possession of all airsoft guns. If you wish to own one of these you must register it with the government as a prohibited weapon. Although the ACR is one of the few areas in Australia that allows the law to apply to everyone, you cannot get around this rule.
Why is this important? Well, because if you are caught with an airsoft weapon in your possession then you can receive several years in jail. If you are caught again then you face a further 10 years in jail. People have also been reported to face the same charges if they are found to be carrying an imitation weapon, although this is rare. Although there are no official figures on the number of people who have been caught with airsoft guns in the past, it is believed that many of them were in fact breaking the law.
Many people are unaware that the reason why airsoft guns are banned in Australia is due to the fact that they are considered to be a firearm. This means that it can be classified as a dangerous weapon which is classed as being a criminal item. In addition to being illegal, it can also be fatal if it accidentally shoots a person.
In the US, it is possible to own a firearm even if it is not registered. This means that you can pick up a gun from someone who does not need to give you a license or permit to do so. Although this may not appear to be a big problem in the United States, in Australia it is against the law to own a non-licensed firearm.
It is also not possible for people to own airsoft guns if they live in New South Wales and Victoria or any other state in Australia. Although living in the country would allow you to own a gun, this is not likely as these laws have been enacted to protect the population. It is possible to obtain a license to own a model however and this allows people to use their airsoft guns in a number of different circumstances.
The second reason why airsoft is banned in Australia is because they are deemed to be inappropriate for use in Australia. Even if you are not living in the country, you cannot legally possess an airsoft gun due to various laws that are in place. It is possible to apply for a license to purchase airsoft guns or a permit but these are not the same as owning an airsoft gun. You must have a license or permit to be able to shoot an airsoft gun in another country.