Let's look at the overall picture here. These are also sold as streamer guns in russia where they fire pepper powder rounds and rubber bullets in both 8 and 9mm. I have a Zoraki model with a bar in the barrel that cannot fire the rubber rounds but in russia they have an open barrel thats angled just enough to allow the rubber round to fly. Keep in mind I have a RPAL so am safe and would transport as if its the real thing.
My concern regardless of what the FAQ says on the rcmp site is that the Ekol models are produced to replicate a model(s) that's in current production like the beretta 92. Also keep in mind that the rcmp will look at each reported "replica" on a case by case basis. You all wait and see what happens when these things that aren't regulated by any means are used by a dirtball in the comission of a crime. Then they will be made illegal. Its only a matter of time. They are sold all over the internet in canada they don't even confirm your age. In my opinion these items in the wrong hands are exactly why we have such crappy gun laws in canada and why good honest hunters and sport shooters are treated like criminals. Because stuff like this gets into canada sliding in under "flare gun" when they are actually front firing 9mm blank guns that a average person will have NO clue what they are. http://m.youtube.com/profile?gl=CA&w...switchingtomac
Here is some vids on all the blank guns availble in canada you tell me if RCMP aren't gonna ban these soon? keep in mind to be a flare gun they MUST have the adaptor on. You drop in 1 flare and fire How do you do that with the automatic models? or justify them? While I think they are really cool I am worried that this is just going to give the politicians ammo to make our gun laws worse for all of us. They should be legal to own but MUST be treated as a firearm in the sense that only people with PAL's should be able to buy them on a non restricted purpose and be able to use them for their intended purposes.
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