Talraga, do you honestly wonder why we're "paranoid"? The issue isn't about showing the world how safe and responsible we are, most people don't care. All they see is that we're using 1:1 scale 'replica' guns. Are you not aware of the people out there who just dont see or care that we're playing a game? Like Lisa said, there's no good publicity. Why? Because even if the media does good coverage on our sport, there are all those people out there who will STILL see airsoft as a bad evil thing that is destroying the morale of good children.
I understand your suggestion to train noobs, but bringing the media in is never a wise idea in the long run simply because of those people who refuse to see airsoft for what it is. All it takes is one group of people to ruin things for the majority. I'd rather be "paranoid" then have the sport I love so much shut down. and yes that is a very real possibility.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."