The bottom line here I think, all liability and safety aside; is that it's better for the sport. Because of the vigilance of our community we all made it through some dark times. I don't have a problem with a supervised minor shooting one at targets in a proper area. But a minor does not have the legal right to agree to have someone shoot projectiles at them, and no one has the right to give others permission to put someone else at risk. We must all be be able to 100% be personally responsible. Or we will damage this sport.
Perhaps this is a bit of a hardcore view, but due diligence, safety, liability, and the sports future "must always" supersede peoples feelings. My friends eight year old wants badly to play. He'll have to wait ten years!! Think of it like getting your drivers license. Everyone has to/should wait.
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