Re: rubber gunsJanuary 12 2008 at 12:33 PM
Response to rubber guns
i think that is a grey area.
i had a chance to purchase a load of the resin m1's, 45's, mp40's ect. that were made for band of brothers.
i contacted the local police for info. well that went well (sarcastic). he kept saying yes because they were rubber. i tryed to explain that they looked real. i wanted to be real sure,a lot of money was at stake.
so that is when i contacted customs. they weren't 100% sure either. i don't realy think they are aware of what is out there (regards to prop's for movies). but what i got out of the conversation was that if it looked real enough to be mistaken for a real weapon, it wasn't allowed to come in.
like i said about dewats. wich is a real weapon welded or modifed so it can't be made to fire. they are legal, or were legal (haven't checked lately). but plastic and cast metal replicas that could never be made to fire aren't legal.
other stuipid laws, ak 47 not legal but ch57 (not sure if that is the right designation) are. fn c1 not legal, m14's are. not to mention ar 15's, mini 14's are legal.
then there is the mag laws. restrict rifle mags to 5 rnds. what does that do. exceptions are 22 cal rifles 303's and m1 garands. 303's hold what 10 and the garand 8.but of course they don't have the bad gangsta image.
sorry for the rant. but some of the laws are just plain bad. you will never stop the bad guys getting guns in this country, we live next door to the largest gun manufacturer in the world. island countries such as japan (some of the harshest gun laws) and great briton have problems with guns.
- Customs - Dave Hiorth on Jan 12, 2008, 2:28 PM