What are the rules around imitation firearms?
It is an offence under the Arms Act to possess or use an imitation firearm without a lawful, proper and sufficient purpose.
Blank-firing imitation firearms can be considered "firearms" under law, especially if modified. They are considered case by case; please contact your local Police Arms Office.
Toy guns are not covered by the Arms Act but many look like real guns from a distance. Police are regularly called by members of the public who are concerned about people pointing guns which turn out to be toys.