Okay, my mistake.
I don't often look at the 'Location' field beneath the avatar. I assume everyone on these forums is in Canada as this is a Canadian site.
I don't really care what the average age is... I'm confident when I say that if you get an airsoft rifle, you should WORK for the money in order to buy it to gain a sense of a responsibility.
Quite frankly, I'm new to airsoft and I don't want to see this great sport getting banned because a few non-attentive parents buy an airsoft rifle for their child (who uses it inappropriately).