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Old December 16th, 2009, 18:26   #139
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Originally Posted by MoreToasties View Post
To clear shit up for the whole "mature enough to play" argument:

The 18+ rule is not based on maturity. It is based on liability.

When places say 16+ with parental permission, why do you think they ask for a signed waiver?

Does a signature from a parent that prove the kid is mature?

No. It says that the airsoft field wont get sued because the minor didn't have the mental capacity to understand the possibility of injury while engaging in the sport.

If you are 18, you are responsible for your own actions.

If you are younger then 18, someone else might have to.
Still contradictory to said rule and legal binding agreement. You can have a parent sign the waver. Period.

Saying its for legality reasons is the biggest scape goat I have ever heard. Air Soft is so restricted and strictly regulated in the sense that you can only get in on games here on ASC, and we aren't really supposed to have what we have. Air soft is not regulated by the government such as Liquor. The strict enforcement of 18+ is the failsafe of preventing idiots from playing and preventing the sport from getting banned. Still it doesn't stop mindless idiots who carry there gear around in public *cough* older news *cough*
Originally Posted by MoreToasties View Post
Airsoft fields and players do not want that responsibility, so we have the 18+ rule.
Actually yeah thats pretty much what it boils down too, I don't understand this whole smoke and mirrors thing
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