QUOTE (sidewaysdown436 @ Jun 10 2007, 08:19 PM)
I'm driving to Canada with 6 other people and we're staying at my friends place and we want to bring our airsoft guns go we can get some wars going. I was wondering if it is legal for us to bring them over the border?
I would not try it.
First of all, it's perfectly legal to export, and import airsoft guns to US, as long as you have permanent oragne tips on your guns.
I have read that Canada has fps restriction. Above certain speed, it's considered firearm.
So if your guns are highly upgraded, you are bringing an illegal weapon into Canada.
Also when you come back to the states, they open up your trunk and find guns...
Who would not be alarmed? If some rookie officer finds them, he'll raise alarm first and ask questions later.
If you fly, that's even worse, X-ray showing a bunch of guns?
Domestic trips would allow you to transport (not carry-on), real firearms. Hunting trips, shooting competitions...people do carry real steel firearms legally, with all necessary documents filled out and filed properly. Canada would have their own rules about it, going in. When you come back, a calm inspector would inspect it first, and let it go, but an over-eager rookie officer could raise an alarm, the whole airport goes into a lock-down, and no one will love you for it. While it's legal to import and export, possession of a replica firearm might not be legal in any airport, especially after 9/11.
Again, everything might be perfectly legal, but guns and airport, and guns and border crossing are not something you want to mix unless you absolutely have to.
If I have to, I would mail the guns first with Canadian law and American law printed and attached to the guns. So the Customs officers would know what to do. Don't think that they know their own law because it's their jobs. Even with proper law printed, they may send it back to the sender. My sentiment is, after 9/11, I wouldn't carry replicas anywhere near airports or border crossings, even if carrying it in a bag might be legal.