Originally Posted by W33zy
I've started playing paintball when I was about 8 years old and moved onto airsoft. I always see you "vets" saying that minors should play paintball because the guns don't look as real, and that airsoft hurts more. A 3g. paintball hits at 8.71 J at 250FPS (usual limits are 280) while a .25 bb has the kinetic energy of 1.86 J at 400 FPS but you guys dont use that because it is shooting to hot!!. So I don't see how paintball is more suited for younger kids than airsoft is? What because in airsoft the guns look real? I think it is more the maturity of the person them-self, some people on this forum are more immature than some "kidtards". I've been playing shooting sports pretty much my whole life and I ALWAYS play with people older than me and they don't seem to give a shit, its another person to play with. And who are you guys to decide who can and can't play? That's why actual sanctioned playing fields have INSURANCE! And that's why they charge admission, why are you charging admission on a random field that you go and play at, that's just as bad as a minor getting a gun. How does twelve thirty year olds running around in a forest with toy guns look any better than kids running around with toy guns? Personally I feel that people would expect the younger kids to be doing this rather than the older people. And if you really want more people to start playing airsoft, how does telling them to research and save for 5 years help? That would turn me off, thank god I didn't come to you guys first.
There are many many other reasons why Minors should not be engaged in activities with adults without parental supervision.
Personally .. I have no issue with Minors playing airsoft at sanctioned fields with proper supervision, and playing with other minors.
It is and can be good exercise and effective socialization for young people.. at least it gets them off their butts and away from their computers.
that said.. I have no desire to cater to children, or their parents nor do I have any desire to permit minors to participate at games that I host.. that is my choice.. and it's the preference of the players that I do cater to.