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UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database

GruntyMcPugh Silver badge

@AC The RIF legislation is utter nonsense. To buy a 'realistic' Airsoft gun that meets the (low) power standard to be acceptable to use in airsoft skirmish, the owner needs to have A UKARA license,... BUT if you buy a 6mm bb gun that is also realistic, but now powerful enough to come under Airgun legislation, the license requirement goes away, you just need to meet the age restrictions. Of course you can buy .177 and .22 etc realistic air guns without a license too (I mentioned 6mm to underline the idiocy of lower power requiring additional paperwork, while the calibre can remain identical.)

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