"Why voluntary self-regulation didn't work:"
And never will. Mandatory regulation is either going to be imposed by us or upon us. The latter means the end of airsoft in Canada.
There is no more "living under the radar" or "we'll just continue to do what we've always done" bullshit. Either we shape up (all of us), or melt down your guns for pencil-holders.
We're on the radar now and clearly in the sights of LE and government. It's only a matter of time until THEY pull the trigger.
Alarmist rhetoric? Maybe? Better that than the "head in sand" syndrome gripping the community these days.
Age verifier Northern Alberta
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep discussing what's for dinner.
Freedom is the wolves limping away while the sheep reloads.
Never confuse freedom with democracy.