So I`ve been interested in airsoft for a long time, but I haven`t been able to participate in the sport since my life in Australia. However, this will change next year due to the move to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Very few cities in New Jersey regulate airsoft weapons, and those that also regulate imitation weapons such as cap guns, etc. in the same way. Most cities and counties in the Garden State consider airsoft guns to be “toys” and, as such, are subject to legislative laws on imitations of firearms at the federal and state levels, which almost entirely reflect the laws of their real steel counterparts. [87] As they are not genuine steel firearms, airsoft pistols do not require a licence or identification for the purchaser of firearms (also known as FIDs) to purchase or possess them. However, to buy an airsoft gun, one must be at least 18 years old and the gun must be sold with an orange tip in accordance with federal law. However, it is highly expected and encouraged by New Jersey law enforcement, as well as its citizens, that airsoft guns be treated with the same respect as their steel counterparts. It is a criminal offence to buy an airsoft weapon (realistic or otherwise) or sell one to a person under the age of 18. Gift giving is not a criminal offence, so a person over the age of 18 can buy a person for a minor amendment to South Australian law (in particular the Firearms (Amendment Act 2008) according to which airsoft weapons with a muzzle velocity of less than 53 m/s (175 ft/s) are considered “regulated imitations of firearms”, while weapons exceeding this limit are considered real firearms. In practice, both types fall under the same licensing and storage requirements[5], since “regulated imitations” are considered de facto firearms by law; In addition, they are considered to belong to the class of firearm that imitates them – for example, a Marushin M1 rifle would be considered a class D firearm because it mimics a semi-automatic center-fire rifle.

[6] In addition, the South Australian police will refuse to register a soft-air weapon. Airsoft weapons under 0.5 joules are considered toy weapons and can be used by anyone over the age of 14. Some stores still require a parent or guardian to be present and give permission when buying an airsoft <0.5 joule gun, but most stores sell these toy guns to people over the age of 14. In addition, they are not allowed to be worn in public, as they can be authentic weapons. If the initial energy is between 0.5 and 7.5 joules, airsoft weapons are no longer considered toy weapons. In this case, they are treated as air guns, the minimum age for the purchase and / or use of an airsoft weapon is 18 years. These weapons require special marking, the so-called "F in a pentagon" and do not need to be able to fire entirely automatically, otherwise they are illegal to possess. Airsoft weapons are rapidly gaining popularity in Malaysia, especially among those who love tactical war games. From 2020[34], 1.5 joules will be the maximum initial energy limit allowed for use in airsoft games. Softairguns are now considered energy-efficient air guns and, as such, are only sold to people over the age of 18. In Switzerland, airsoft weapons are considered weapons. [48] Airsoft weapons may not be sold or possessed to persons under the age of 18 or criminally convicted.

In addition, airsoft weapons cannot be sold to people from Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey or Sri Lanka. [49] The notes to the VCRA state: “The rules provide two new defences. The first concerns the organization and execution of airsoft skirmishes. This is defined by reference to “authorized activities” and the defense only applies if liability insurance is taken out in connection with the activities. ” and “Airsoft skirmish defense may apply to individual players, as their purchase of realistic imitations of firearms for this purpose is considered part of the `outfit` of a skirmish event. [53] If an observer or law enforcement agency determines that a person is carrying a soft-air weapon to commit a crime or is using one while committing a crime, that person will be charged with possession of a firearm forged for illegal purposes. This charge can accompany crimes as low as disorderly behavior to generate public alarm, attack on armed robbery. India does not have an airsoft manufacturing sector like most other countries. Therefore, any need for this activity must be met by imports. Since Indian Customs and the government are not aware of the existence of this sport or the type of equipment used, imports are seized, citing the similarity with firearms. Inclusion of these items in the toy category is rare due to lack of awareness. There is also a risk of incorrect classification under the prohibited air rifle caliber, as only .177 cal is allowed for conditional civilian importation into India.

Preserved items can be destroyed or sent for laboratory testing, depending on the situation, with long wait times for results. In instruction letter 1264, a presidential directive signed in 1982 by former President Ferdinand Marcos prohibits the import, sale and public display of replica weapons. [35] The Philippine National Police has been given the power to classify what constitutes a replica of weapons, and airsoft weapons have been considered different from replicas, so the general legal interpretation is that it may not be necessary to repeal Law 1264 to achieve full legalization of airsoft in the Philippines. [35] Republic Act No. 10591 classified airsoft weapons as genuine firearms. [36] A ban places airsoft weapons on the list of prohibited firearms. It stipulates that no person is allowed to carry firearms in public, with the exception of security guards, police officers and military personnel on duty. Airsoft is essentially a clandestine sport in Greece because the law is a bit foggy.

According to the law, airsoft pistols fall into the same general category as air guns, which are not real firearms and can be purchased for free in specialized stores. However, the purchase and use of airsoft weapons is not allowed for people under the age of 18. The use or demonstration of replica airsoft weapons is not allowed in public places, they can only be used in dedicated or unpopulated areas with the permission of the owner / administrator. For transport, the airsoft replica must be unloaded and secured from the public (carrying bag). Airsoft weapons and pistols can have an initial energy of at least one joule. By law, airsoft guns are not classified as firearms, but as toys. You can buy and sell them both in stores and from another private citizen, whether at home or abroad. Internet purchase and postal delivery are legal and unrestricted. No license or registration is required. There is no mandatory minimum age to buy airsoft and use it. The Italian Ministry of the Interior only recommends that their sale be limited to people over the age of 18 or 14 only if they are accompanied by a parent or law professor, or if the replica is not particularly realistic or powerful (i.e. airsoft products of inferior quality).

Because the law restricts the initial energy that a replica airsoft can develop before it is legally classified as an air gun, modifying an airsoft gun to provide more power or firing something other than 6mm BB plastic pellets is a crime. It is a crime to shoot or swing airsoft weapons in public; Airsoft guns must be fired indoors, on private property, or anywhere they are intended to be used with airsoft guns, such as on an outdoor or indoor airsoft field. When transporting airsoft weapons, they must be stored in a fire bag outside the public. During transport with the vehicle, they must remain in their pockets and in the trunk of the vehicle. Carrying an airsoft gun on the person, for example, in the belt, outside or outside of personal private property and not in a bag or suitcase attached, is a source of concern in New Jersey. If an observer assumes that it is a real firearm, this can result in the seizure of the airsoft weapon and, in some cases, prosecution for possession of a counterfeit firearm for illegal purposes. It is forbidden to have a replica of a weapon in public view. This is treated in the same way as illegal possession of a real firearm. Airsoft weapons as well as airsoft sports are legal in Poland. The law does not distinguish airsoft weapons from air guns, so the only requirement is that they must not exceed 17J of energy, which would classify them as pneumatic weapons.