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Paintball and the law

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  1. TNT_UK TNT_UK

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    Tomikka, thank you for the clarification. The one amusing/worrying thing I can take from this thread is that we all play a sport, spend quite significant sums of money on it, and it sits in one big legal grey area.
     
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    They passed the bill today and it seems that in scotland it seems you will need a licence to own a paintball marker and site owners will need one as well for rental customers.
     
  4. Dusty Don't run, you'll only die tired....

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    Say goodbye to your paintball scene. Same here in NI, FAC required for paintball. Even buying and selling a marker becomes a hassle, when one leaves the local plod want to know where it went.
     
  5. Adam Axford Northern Devils Captain #89

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    I saw a thread about this on Facebook, someone posted a screen shot of a section that stated air soft and paintball guns were not part of the changes, as in, the licence was not required to own one.
     
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    That would depend on what document that screen shot came from

    On the current documents from the link below the paragraph concerned does not exist


    http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/76383.aspx

    It's either an old copy which has been amended out, a new copy not yet on that link, or a contradictory document
     
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    Facebook exempting paintball, website not exempting paintball

    If we get the exemption (which relates to the frangibility & lethality elements that has exempted paintball) then no change
     
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    Sections 8 and 9 on page 5 of the explanatory notes seems to say that the firearms legislation exempts air weapons from being classed as a dangerous firearm, and the new leg says that those exempt air weapons must now have a license, unless the muzzle energy is 1 joule or below. Paragraph 8 shows that 12 ft/lbs (the current limit) is approx. 16.27 joules - quite a bit above 1 joule (approx. 0.74 ft/lb). The 1 joule de minimis is probably needed so that you don't need a license to buy a Nerf gun.

    There are specific references (Section 23, or page 17, para 90 in the explanatory notes) to paintball venues requiring licenses for their site and their management staff.

    Disclaimer - I am not a lawyer, this is just my interpretation.
     
  9. Dusty Don't run, you'll only die tired....

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    Airsofties shooting .20 @327fps come in at one joule. A paintball weighs approx 3.2g if memory serves.
     
  10. Adam Axford Northern Devils Captain #89

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    The underlined part of your post says it does not include paintball guns?
    Cheers for the patronising response though, I wasn't claiming Facebook made it exempt, I was simply pointing out what others had said on the matter.
     

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