We have just been made aware that commencement orders have been published for the PCA 2017. Firearms provisions come into force on the 2nd May 2017.
In layman’s terms that means the airsoft ‘power limit’ of 1.3J for full auto and 2.5J for semi auto/single shot becomes law on the 2nd May.
UKAPU and UKARA are still working to get clarifications on how to comply, but we still don’t have anything at all. It’s been over a year since we were promised these issues would be looked at. We are examining other further courses of action such as Judicial review. To keep pursing this we need the support of the community and industry. Without clarifications the only people at risk are airsoft people, it’s not a problem for the government or police, it will only be us living in a grey area, at risk of a 5 year jail sentence.