POLICE — GEL
BLASTERS — LEGAL STATUS
890. Hon RICK MAZZA to the minister representing the
Minister for Police:
I refer to gel blasters, which are
plastic toy guns that shoot water-filled gel balls at around 250 feet per
(1) What is the legal status of gel
blasters in Western Australia?
(2) If gel
blasters are classified as firearms, is any consideration being given by the WA
Police Force to change their status?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by
the Minister for Police.
(1) The Western Australia Police
Force advises that gel blasters are not legal in Western Australia.
(2) The Western Australia
Police Force is reviewing the legal status of gel blasters, taking into account
their status in other states and territories.