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    Guns Drugs Napier Bust

    had to laugh when I had a read of this
    Guns, drugs found in Napier residential raid - NZ Herald
    Guns is plural for more than one gun right? found one gun and its a BB pistol
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    which will get blown out of proportion and it will be conveniently forgotten that a firearms license is not required for purchase or use.

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    The BB pistol is very likely a "Soft Air" Pistol that fires plastic pellets as opposed to a "BB" Pistol that fires lead, copper or steel BB's

    There's likely to be hundreds or even thousands of these Soft Air Pistols in people's homes around New Zealand by now as they are very cheap and are readily available everywhere

    And said very realistic looking "Soft Air" pistiols can be purchased at any Dollar shop for less than $50, which in my opinion is where a potential problem may lie.

    Here in the States all imitation firearms must have a hi vis orange tip on the front of them, usually the last inch of barrel, to identify them as imitation.

    Either way the Police have done their job in arresting these scumbag Drug Dealers, let's just hope the Judiciary do their part and by pass the usual warm fuzzy cuddle or even the much more sever wet bus ticket and step up with some meaningful consequences and remove these arise wipes from our community.

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    It will be particularly dangerous if it is a black BB with a semi automatic thirty round magazine and a bayonet lug. Ha ha ha ha
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    Or a "high powered MSA style hunting pistol" !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    The BB pistol is very likely a "Soft Air" Pistol that fires plastic pellets as opposed to a "BB" Pistol that fires lead, copper or steel BB's

    There's likely to be hundreds or even thousands of these Soft Air Pistols in people's homes around New Zealand by now as they are very cheap and are readily available everywhere

    And said very realistic looking "Soft Air" pistiols can be purchased at any Dollar shop for less than $50, which in my opinion is where a potential problem may lie.

    Here in the States all imitation firearms must have a hi vis orange tip on the front of them, usually the last inch of barrel, to identify them as imitation.

    Either way the Police have done their job in arresting these scumbag Drug Dealers, let's just hope the Judiciary do their part and by pass the usual warm fuzzy cuddle or even the much more sever wet bus ticket and step up with some meaningful consequences and remove these arise wipes from our community.

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    I believe law was passed here to require the hi vis muzzle too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    It will be particularly dangerous if it is a black BB with a semi automatic thirty round magazine and a bayonet lug. Ha ha ha ha
    You laugh @Rushy

    These do exsist
    @Jexla had one at the range awhile ago, could fire off 100 plastic BB's at a great rate of knots and was effective to about 10M or so.

    Somehow they are not classed as firearms but seen as merely toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    I believe law was passed here to require the hi vis muzzle too.
    @gadgetman

    The two I have at home, confiscated off my boys about ten years ago, look like the real deal.

    One is an exact replica of a Sig Saur,P226 side by side the only real clue is the size of the bore in the barrel, it even almost weighs the same.

    No orange tip either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    You laugh @Rushy

    These do exsist
    @Jexla had one at the range awhile ago, could fire off 100 plastic BB's at a great rate of knots and was effective to about 10M or so.

    Somehow they are not classed as firearms but seen as merely toys.

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    That's a pretty slippery slope there Pete.
    They're not considered a firearm because by definition they're not a firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    @gadgetman

    The two I have at home, confiscated off my boys about ten years ago, look like the real deal.

    One is an exact replica of a Sig Saur,P226 side by side the only real clue is the size of the bore in the barrel, it even almost weighs the same.

    No orange tip either.

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    I think it may have been in the last big law update that got dropped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moutere View Post
    That's a pretty slippery slope there Pete.
    They're not considered a firearm because by definition they're not a firearm.
    Looks like a firearm, sounds like a firearm ( all be it a quiet one) and it fires plastic projectiles just like a firearm, but some how it's not a firearm.


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    No, does not shoot like a firearm. So not a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moutere View Post
    No, does not shoot like a firearm. So not a firearm.
    Bloody close though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    I believe law was passed here to require the hi vis muzzle too.
    Nah, even in the states, this is a requirement for a store when they sell it, zero requirement on the owner to keep it. They usually just spray paint it back to original.

    What they did change is that you need an import permit to import them. This means that they're NOT available at your corner Asian stores and mainly sporting stores e.g hunting and fishing and airsoft stores. But what they did allow after doing this is the ability for them to be full auto.

    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    You laugh @Rushy

    These do exsist
    @Jexla had one at the range awhile ago, could fire off 100 plastic BB's at a great rate of knots and was effective to about 10M or so.

    Somehow they are not classed as firearms but seen as merely toys.

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    Recently just sold up my airsoft guns, far too busy with study to play unfortunately.

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    Off the subject a wee bit. I thought automatic soft air 'guns' were put onto 'c' cat status a few years ago...or have I got the wrong end of the stick...


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