Originally Posted by active1x0
I know the age limits in Canada. We have the same laws in the US - 18 to buy or own. If you're caught, on your own, with an airsoft gun and you're under 18, it's a crime (misdemeanor in some states). I don't understand what I said to make you think I wasn't aware...?
And I realize that you're sick and tired of people trying to change the law for buying - I'm sick of it too. Minors do not carry any accountability; ok, we have established this. What I'm saying is that perhaps ASC should be preaching "get your parents involved so you can learn to be responsible and accountable for a highly-realistic and potentially-deadly weapon" instead of "just wait until you're 18." Just because you turn 18 doesn't mean you all of a sudden are as wise as Socrates or happen to know just how to handle and treat a weapon. Kids should get their hands on a weapon as soon as their parents think they are ready for it, and begin to learn the proper way to treat it; so much of a greater chance they will turn out to be a respectable airsoft player.
Being 18 doesn't automatically make one mature.
However, as MANY reiterated, being 18 makes the person automatically accountable for their actions.
Yes, parents are responsible for their kids' actions when they are under 18, the last thing we want is some soccer mom getting pissed off because she's reponsible for her son/daughter's stupidity with airsoft. With the powerful soccer moms in Canada, it'd be their priority to ban airsoft completely saying "kids shouldn't be allowed to use airsoft, in fact, NO ONE SHOULD!"
I hope you get the point since everyone pretty much shares similar opinions on this topic.