Originally Posted by thePiRaTE!!
With that perspective, I would suggest that people in a position of responsibility - owners of fields, proprietors of clubs, retailers, etc ought to make a story that media would like to report about, regarding the intrinsic values of organised airsoft as a creative and safe means of channelling energy into something fun and responsible.
This scene really does police itself very well, and has a deeply seated sense of responsibility which it instills into new players. Its far from subversive and would seem to benefit from a true public understanding. Below is a repost from a while back, but my favourite airsoft video. It shows what an open attitude not only by the media, but also by the airsofters can achieve:
The problem is that to keep this sport we have to stay low ( we=Everyone interested owning airsoft or not) but to the public it would most likely appear we are up to no good and at the same time if we come out about Airsoft people will want to remove potential tools for problems ( the big bad G word) instead of the problem( the idiots who do stupid stuff) and i don't think these guns should be harder to get because it is then unfair to people like myself who are responsible and mature enough to handle this kind of thing but sadly it may have to be done anyway. I've had BB/Pellet guns for 3/4 years now and i only have them out of the house to take to the range or up north to private land that a relative owns ( in a proper case when transported) but i just know there are idiots out there who would do something stupid either out of ignorance/stupidity or because they have serious problems with their heads
And GREAT video by the way
Originally Posted by GunMaster
I don't think this is gonna do any harm to our sport though....I mean paintball guns have been around for a while and kids go around shooting those at other people in public all the time. There are just some stupid people out there that don't know how to act responsibly.
Yeah but they also don't look like a class of items under constant media attention with people left, right and centre screaming to ban them .