So I’ve been looking at the legislation in NSW for Firearms and why they technically classify a gel blaster as a firearm, and I think it wouldn’t be too hard to come up with an amendment which could then be shopped around to politicians to try to get them to pass it.
air ■■■ means a ■■■ that:
(a) can propel, or is designed to propel, a projectile:
(i) by means of any gas or mixture of gases, including air but not including
a gas or mixture of gases generated by an explosive, or
(ii) by means of a spring, and
(b) is operated or designed for operation by means of a trigger or similar device.
(a) any article consisting of a cartridge case fitted with a primer and a projectile, or
(b) any article consisting of a cartridge case fitted with a primer and containing a
propelling charge and a projectile, or
© blank cartridges, airgun pellets, training cartridges or gas cartridges, or
(d) any other article prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this
So realistically, there’s two ways to change this so gel blasters are not classified as air ■■■■.
Simply changing the word “projectile” to “air ■■■ pellets” would mean a gel blaster is not an airgun because is doesn’t propel air ■■■ pellets.
We could also add a definition of gel blaster to the act, and then simple add
(e) is not a gel blaster under the definition of a gel blaster
And then define a gel blaster in the legislation.
Just not sure how to define a gel blaster with technical details though.