Here's a problem. I wanted to make a handheld, mini bb shooting crossbow. For airsoft, obviously just a toy. The trigger-sear design keeps it from it being able to shoot a bolt of any sort.
I thought that anything that has a bow or prod is a crossbow, or anything that is labeled as a crossbow. There are many, many kid's toy crossbows that are under 500 mm and one-handed. Most if not all are toys that shoot foam darts. They don't attract any legal attention at all.
The reason they don't attract an attention is because they do not shoot any sort of bolts or lethal arrows.
So if I make a handheld crossbow that could only shoot small bbs, nothing else, would it be allowed?
What if I made it mechanical, and possess no limbs?
Looking forward to your guys' responses on this one.