Originally Posted by L473ncy
I personally tend to be secretive about playing airsoft. However once I find someone who probably isn't an asshat and genuinely interested they're welcomed with open arms.
In some respects, I am the same way. I don't openly advertise every day that I play airsoft (then again, not having actually been out in over a year could mean I sort of don't LOL) but I do try to be open enough about the sport for information and as vocal as possible when it comes to discussing safety. I had a weapons call to one of our properties wherein it turned out was a couple of young kids playing with two clear-soft springers. There wasn't anything to actually pursue as there was no malice intended, however I did talk to the mother and "strongly urged" her to ensure they were wearing eye protection when playing. Just mentioning that I too played airsoft seemed to help a lot.