Originally Posted by MadMorbius
If by supporting firearms rights you provide support for airsoft by extension, who cares what they think of it?
I guess that's what it comes down to when we have to decide what we are as an entity.
The first choice is go the route of paintball, making it socially acceptable with changing terms, outlook, manner, image, etc., while keeping the actual FUNCTION of the sport intact. I would like to add, however, that the paintball community themselves had an INFLUENCE over the manufacturing and distribution of the products that supported their sport. We dont, we're not even recognized in the international forum.
The second choice is to join forces/support a higher cause, such as the CSSA and others, in hopes that a broad reaching decision can be made that would put us again back into a darker grey area than at present, since in itself by the very definition is not yet clearly defined. (Yes the CFC has defined much of it in their policies and regulatory mandate, but they have limitations that subject it still to a "case by case basis").
But here's the thing - when do we decide what we are? What constitutes a voter? I dont expect anyone to answer that easily.
I think Greylock's suggestions are warranted, but lets face it - we lack the framework on which to build these ideas when it comes to times like these. We don't even really know where we stand now, today and tomorrow. And it's not for a lack of trying either.