I’m currently on my phone so I won’t write a big rant, but I’m a strong advocate for airsoft to be legalised; I think that it’s an incredibly fun sport and superior to paintball, which is legal in Australia.
From what I’ve read, the police outlawed airsoft originally because of the claim that the guns themselves look realistic enough that they could be misused in areas of crime. The same argument has been applied to gel blasters, off the top of my head I think they’re only legal in QLD.
Even the UK, quite notable for its stringent gun laws have kept it legalised without consequence. They have not been used in robberies to a major extent, and the airsoft sport is very popular there. I think that the Australian authorities should legalise both airsoft and gel blasters, the reasons against it are pathetically weak.
But it'll never happen, especially when the Australian Border Force has recently been making laws on their own surrounding firearms, even though they lack the authority to do so. Also the fact that NSW and Victoria have legally categorised airsoft and gel blasters as firearms is a bad joke and further proof of how much of a nanny state our country is lmfao