Originally Posted by HGI
Thought it shouldn't cost anything, you shouldn't have to pay to be told how to play a sport.
So what about firearms training? Driver's licence? This isn't just any sport, this is an activity in which one's inexperience or incompetency not only affects the enjoyment of others, but directly affects their safety as well. People are pointing project weapons at each other, often complete strangers. I don't think going to a single training event is at all unreasonable.
Maybe your system of no system works in Ucluelet, but we're in the middle of a good chunk of the population of Canada. We have to be mindful of more troubles due to newbies in one year of airsoft than you're likely to encounter in 10 years.