[Sticky] Illegal buying and selling of RIFs
Please note: Anyone without a legal defence to buy RIFs (or exemption from the restrictions in the VCRA) found to be offering to buy airsoft guns from sellers in this forum will be dealt with an immediate ban.
In particular please note: It is illegal for those under 18 to buy IFs. It is also illegal to sell an IF to someone under 18 (s40 VCRA). RIFs are defined in s38 VCRA as an Imitation firearms which are realistic. Therefore it is illegal to buy a RIF if you are under 18. It is also illegal to sell an under 18 a RIF. This falls outside the airsoft defence.
Just to reiterate this forum's policy.
Anyone without a legal defence to buy RIFs (or exemption from the restrictions in the VCRA) found to be offering to buy airsoft guns from sellers in this forum will be dealt with an immediate forum ban.
Unusually, in the past few days the moderators have had to serve bans on two forum users who have attempted to ignore the law. Regardless of what you personally think of the VCRA, attempting to flout the law not only puts yourself at risk of prosecution (if under 18) but also puts an unwary seller at risk. It also damages the airsoft community's (generally successful) self-regulation reputation and in particular harms the Comrades in Arms forum reputation as a responsible WW2 RIF market place.
(It should be noted that, in both cases, law-breaking was pre-empted and that no illegal transactions have taken place.)