Originally Posted by Teiwaz
Um... Duh? I was saying when the issue comes on the table from some kid doing something stupid, the government takes public interest into consideration before handing down a ban.
The youtube report was in... uh... Klingon. I think.
From the transcript and feedback, instead of trying to influence the report, the major teams turned them down. The report got made anyway, it's just that the news agency had to find a bunch of idiots (ooh, a "Slayer" t-shirt. Classy!) who don't know anything about it or were little wieners to talk to them, and surprise surprise, it turned out badly for airsoft. So this is an example of why we shouldn't talk to the media why?
If I'm not mistaken, I posted a translation and an explanation from German players right below it.
The major teams turned them down because it'd muck up either way. There was a hidden agenda, and the teams knew it.
From what I know, a lot of people, upon hearing a little about it, don't like Airsoft. At all.
"What if a criminal gets one? What if you put someone's eye out?"
There's no way the media could put it in a good light without a lot of prodding in the right direction, running to them blindly would not work.