Airsoft and the law:

In the UK the Violent Crime Reduction Bill came into force on October 1st 2007. The sport was given special dispensation, however, airsoft guns can now only be purchased by those belonging to a registered airsoft site. All members are then placed on a government database. Retailers must also prove that they are registered to supply such guns. Individuals can no longer import the guns from abroad meaning that the cheaper Chinese alternatives can only be bought from UK based shops.