Airsoft Gun and its legal use in US

Airsoft Gun and its legal use

What is an Airsoft gun? An airsoft gun is a real-looking weapon that can be used for sport. They have quite a low power output and shoot non-metallic ball bearings (BBs) through a smooth bore.

These BBs are usually made of plastic, but some other materials can be used. They are considered generally safe for use by the general public, assuming protective gear is worn.

Although airsoft guns can be made to look like real weapons they are always identified by an orange tip which is a requirement in most areas. It is not possible to modify an airsoft gun to shoot lethal ammunition.

At what age is it legal to get an Airsoft Gun?

It all depends on where you are and where you want to legally use an airsoft.

However, looking at the US, you have to be 18 to buy an airsoft gun, although again, this depends on where you are, as laws vary between states.

Note that an airsoft gun is considered a replica gun. I mentioned the laws vary, for instance:

So, you can see how complicated the laws can be.

New York City – all guns that are made to look like the real thing must be marked clearly with a bright color on the muzzle.

Chicago – Replica guns are illegal

Washington DC – Replica guns are illegal

Arkansas – Airsoft guns cannot be sold or transported without the orange tip. If the gun is translucent or clear though, it can.

Generally, in the US you need to be over 18 to purchase an airsoft gun however a person of any age can use one, assuming they have permission from their parents (if they’re under 18).

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