I went to a store with my buddy like a year ago and a father was looking at some airsoft rifles with his son. We went closer to hear what they where saying and all. At some point the father asked us if that gun shot hard (pointing an AK). We told him that it could make some good damage when not handled properly thus it was a 18 y/o game. We also told him his son and him could face possible lawsuits if the kid used it wrong.
The father told his son to forget about it and thanked us for our head up.
Kiddo was mad pissed at us and begged his father with no results.
I think it shows here that the problem is parents not being aware of all the possible issues since it is widely sold and we don't hear much about that sport.