JordanR, I have to agree with you. I am new to the site and sport. But I can see parrallels with the real steel community too. Yes, you have filter out trouble makers in the hopes of avoiding potential issues. But ppl do need to keep an open mind about attracting new players. If someone wants to be a prick and do something stupid, they will. No forum or banning will help that. You can't police everybody.
That said, I do believe there's a better place than a CEGEP to hold these events. I like the idea of information sessions, but schools are usually jumpy with anything to do with guns.
My 2 cents.