Originally Posted by chrome
I have done my best to explain the sport to them I have printed of material on it and the laws surrounding the sport but yet my parents have the same aregument "What if the cops think it is a real gun?" "Do you know how many people have been shot because cops thought they were real guns". I have said that I will keep it in its case secured and locked out of plain sight. I would never ever bring it into open public. The only time I would use it would be on the field or in my basement to maybe fix or upgrade it but to never fire it. My dad then said he is agianst ever having a gun on our property. I also then said Its not a real gun it is considered a toy but shouldn't be treated like one. He knows im responsible but they won't get the picture any help I can get from you to get them to understand?
Well.... seeing as you're only 15... I'd wait another year before I start playing.
On your problematic note... why don't you just give the airsoft to them? That way they won't worry about you shooting inappropriate things with it. If you have to go to a game that you signed up for, they can give it to you to play with (and they have to be there to supervise you obviously).
If your parents don't like having a replica firearm on their property... you're not alone. My best friend lost access to his internet for wanting one (he's 18 too). My only suggestion is to do what he's planning: Wait until you move out, then buy one.