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Old July 15th, 2009, 10:57   #70
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Winnipeg Manitoba
I look at it this way.... People (under age - or otherwise) will play airsoft we can't control that right.....

so what we can control is their opinions of the "Airsoft community" and when these people get old enough they will either be part of or be apart from the community.

Please lets stop bashing underage players...

Remember that these folks will be the future field owners and suppliers etc and they will remember the treatment they received here.

I agree that on an organized basis (ie with the MAA) 18+ is the way to go but I have played at Ambush Airsoft (an outdoor speedball field) there were 15 year olds on the field and they called their hits, played with honor and had lots of fun...

so please lets just stop..... stop bashing young players... they will play if they are going to play and there is really nothing we can do...

instead of chasing them from our organizations we should welcome them in and show them the safe and proper way to do things... this way when they do turn 18 and continue to play we will not have to get bad traits out of them when they play with us eventually..

so please folks lets act like the "PROFESSIONALS" we profess to be... so far when i see someone who is not AV'd here and is under age all i see is them being met with hostility.

the people who run the board opened it up (or sections of it) to -18's so if you don't want to deal with underage people then please confine yourself to the 18+ sections then there will be no need for you to be hostile...

Remember Airsoft is a sport and a game... please treat it accordingly...

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