The popularity of Airsoft weapons has significantly increased in Romania over recent years. However, this trend has generated confusion regarding the applicable legislative framework. Romanian legislation does not distinguish between Airsoft weapons, regardless of their operational status. Therefore, even a non-functional weapon is considered, from a legal standpoint, an Airsoft weapon, which cannot be brought into a public space.
Of course, there is an exception when they are carried by members of the MAPN/MAI/SRI/SPP on a mission or for a demonstrative purpose at an event.
Unfortunately, there are numerous shops that ignore this legislation, thus making Airsoft weapons accessible and easy to buy in Romania. In many cases, these stores do not inform the buyer that transporting such a weapon in a public space could even lead to criminal charges.
To clarify the situation, we present below what is permitted and what is not at Comic Con.
What is accepted at Comic Con:
NOT ACCEPTED IN PUBLIC SPACES according to Romanian legislation:
It is everyone’s responsibility to know and respect these regulations, for the benefit of everyone present at events and in public spaces.
Although the Comic Con event is private, with its own rules, it takes place in a public space.
By public space, we do not necessarily mean a public domain, but any space that can be accessed (even with a ticket) by a person who is not the owner of that space. Therefore, the space where Comic Con takes place is considered a public space in the context of this legislation.