Basically, in order to get my gun back, I had to have it registered as a legal firearm (never mind that it doesn't FIRE). I asked how it was accomplished, and they process was simple: Take the gun's registration number, and have it approved by the relevent authority. The problem was, the gun had no registration number. It was a fancy loophole: I couldn't register it without the number, and it wasn't a firearm without a number.
So, I couldn't register the firearm that didn't qualify as a firearm in the first place. Idiots.
They missed about 12 little plastic balls, which were rattling around in the box. I Asked the guy "How should I dispose of this ammunition?"
"Just throw it out," he says.
"But I couldn't possibly," I argued back. "This is ammunition for a dangerous, illegal weapon!"
"..." You could practically hear him thinking WTF.
"What should I do? Is there an approved disposal procedure? Should I take it to a police station?"
"I guess you'd better mail it back to us."
"Will the post office allow me to ship dangerous ammunition? Do I need a permit?"
"Look, they're just plastic balls, it doesn't matter!"
"Yeah, but you're telling me they're suddenly super dangerous when they're flung out of a plastic toy gun! So dangerous I'm not allowed to own the plastic gun!"
He hung up on me.