They look like real guns and it’s an offence to point them or fire at anyone without their permission but gel blasters will remain legal in Queensland, despite moves in other states to effectively ban their use without without a licence.
- From February 1, it is an offence to carry an unconcealed gel blaster in public in Queensland
- It is an industry that insiders estimate is worth up to $200 million in Queensland and employs hundreds of people
- Queensland is one of the few states where it is legal to own a gel blaster without a licence
However, gel blaster regulations are tightening from next month and Queensland police have launched a public awareness campaign to explain the law.
The ‘Stop and Think’ campaign follows amendments to…