Report My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch! in Off-Topic Posted July 12, 2010 I'm fairly sure that the text of the VCRA states "sell, manufacture or import" as being prohibited activities. You're right in so far as they're prohibited activities but you're not considering that there are exemptions, such as those for airsofters, film-makers and museums etc. From a common-sense POV, think of the system we currently have in place with UKARA? How does it work? It verifies that BUYERS are entitled to purchase RIFs. There's nothing to ensure sellers are entitled to sell RIFs. That's because ANYBODY can sell a RIF. The confusing part is that the seller IS guilty of a crime if they're not selling to an entitled person. Which would therefore imply that purchasing is unrestricted. Again, consider the system we actually have in place. It's BUYERS who have to be UKARA registered in order to convince retailers they're entitled to buy RIFs. It's a rather shifty bit of legislation because it requires Buyers to jump through the hoops but it puts the blame on sellers if an ineligible person actually DOES obtain a RIF. Incidentally, another reason it works this way is because if selling RIFs WAS restricted the government would, potentially, have every ex-airsofter demanding compensation for RIFs they could no longer sell. As things are, there's absolutely nothing to stop anybody in the UK from selling a RIF though. They just have to make sure they sell them to an entitled person or they ARE guilty of a crime.