Good press on the sport is what helps sway public opinion just as it did with paintball many decades ago. And it also helps when pressuring law makers who would negatively affect the sport. Anyone stupid enough to walk around or display in public anything close to resembling a firearm, IMO deserves to spend face time with TRU officers.
Question regarding this quote from the article;
"Most airsoft guns now fall into the category of uncontrolled firearms, allowing regular citizens to bring them across Canada’s borders. "
From reading in other forums I was to believe there is no hope at all of individuals getting airsoft guns in or at the very least they'd be sent off for testing with the RCMP and lost in space for months?