If R.I.T.Z. could kindly post his welcome....
So you noticed the price, eh? Nice, no? Ya its totally sweet to put my $700 gun on top of my $400 amp and say "I play once a week!" to all my friends.
You noticed the funny laws? Well a kid got shot by a cop and now the black has to stop, or some other dumb cop might jump the gun and kill some kids playing in the streets. So now the trades are to be on a clear plastic on every weapon (trades are weapon specific and may be in different spots for different types) unless you are super special like mach1airsoft. The black will be back, and AV is easy if you have free time!