Pistol gel blasters don`t fire as hard or as far as rifle gel blasters. When fired by a rifle, it causes significant short-lived pain and streaks that can last a day. Gel blasters do NOT cause significant damage or skin piercings and can be used safely with friends and family. With the exception of Queensland and South Australia, it is illegal to possess or use an air pistol, BB pistol or blaster gel weapon in any other state or territory of Australia unless you have a valid firearms licence or licence. In New South Wales, these types of weapons are defined as „firearms” under section 4 of the Firearms Act 1996 (NSW) („Firearms Act”). Airsoft pistols, BB pistols and gel blasters are spring-operated and/or use compressed air to feed a projectile without the means of an explosive. An „air gun” is defined as a pistol when it can carry a projectile by means of a spring or a mixture of gases or gases, including air, but not a gas or mixture of gases produced by an explosive, provided that it is operated with a trigger or similar device or designed to function. Under the Firearms Acts of New South Wales, you cannot own or use a firearm unless you hold a firearms licence or licence. This carries a prison sentence of up to 14 years if the firearm is a prohibited pistol or firearm, and up to 5 years if the firearm is another firearm. These penalties are prescribed in sections 7 and 7A of the Firearms Act 1996 (NSW). The same penalties apply if you violate a condition of a firearms licence or if you use or possess a firearm for purposes other than those you originally set out to obtain the licence in the first place.
Once you have a firearms licence or licence, you must also register and obtain a licence to purchase the airsoft pistol, BB pistol or gel blaster firearm. A similar statement was made in a press release titled Government moves to outlaw gel blasters in Western Australia, in which the minister said: „We have continued to dig and dig and dig to the point where we have revealed that the many incidents do not exist. The government could not report incidents related to „appearance,” but already illegal behavior with respect to the use of replica weapons. The Gel Blaster Laws in South Australia prohibit anyone from owning or using a gel blaster unless you have a valid South Australian firearms licence with a gel blaster registered in a specific weapon licence category. Permit categories range from „A” to „H” and to fall into a certain category, you need to prove a real reason to apply for the yellow truck. The real reasons can be hobbies, shooting, collectors, etc. A „A” licence category includes yellow trucks and paintball guns. Illegal use of a yellow truck in South Australia can result in a sentence of up to 4 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine for Class „A” licences under the South Australian Firearms Act 2015 (SA). However, if the unauthorized possession or use of a yellow truck is tried by a court and summarily eliminated, the maximum penalty is 2 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Another incident in December last year involved police intervention against a group of six men spotted with yellow trucks. An amnesty has brought hundreds of yellow trucks across the state.
Owners of yellow trucks in Western Australia have only a few weeks to hand over their toy weapons, which will be classified as dangerous weapons from July 3. Police said the toys looked too much like real guns, resulting in dangerous situations. New South Wales laws recognize yellow trucks as a „firearm” and are illegal to possess or use unless you have a valid license or permission to authorize you to possess them. As explained earlier, there are conditions and requirements that must first be met before a licence or permit can be issued by the New South Wales Police Commissioner. Illegal possession of a yellow truck may result in it being charged by the police, appearing in court, and its sentence may be punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of $5,500. The Washington state government has stated that yellow trucks can be converted into real functional firearms, so we made an access to information request to find out what documents they had in support of the claim. Police were also called in for a December incident in Ellenbrook in which six men allegedly carried gel bombs, but officers had no reason to believe they were not real weapons. Mr Papalia said the blasters were also being used as fake weapons to intimidate people, and that he feared they would be converted to cause lethal damage. I`m so angry rn.
I`m just a teenager who saved $400 on some devices, was only allowed to use them once, and now they`re illegal. How can we even allow the government to take our property and not pay any compensation? This is simply unfair. The fact that they knowingly lied in the national media should be a legally prosecutable crime and should be treated as such! When the Washington state government banned yellow trucks in June, it made the curious claim that yellow trucks could be converted into „a real gun” or „a work gun.” Yellow trucks have become illegal in Victoria after being used in serious crimes. Violations of storage and storage laws involving BB weapons, yellow trucks or airsoft weapons are punishable by up to one to two years in prison and/or fines ranging from $2,200 to $5,500. After obtaining a valid licence or licence, registering the weapon and obtaining a licence to purchase the weapon, you must also meet the requirements for safe storage and storage under Part 4 of the Firearms Act. Some of them are as follows: Yellow trucks are available in Sydney at many online gun stores, including Tactical Edge, Tac Toys and Gelsoft Australia. Sydney`s Firearms Laws are governed by the New South Wales Firearms Act and prohibit anyone from possessing or using a gel blaster without a valid firearms licence or licence. Sentences include up to 5 years in prison. Queensland`s gun laws do not consider yellow trucks a „gun.” This means that residents of Qld are allowed to have a yellow truck without a firearms license, but they must not be transported in public view.
Police also have reports that criminal groups import yellow trucks and convert them into functional firearms, often compared to paintball, airsoft or BB weapons, used to fire plastic or biodegradable bullets at enemies inside or outside.