Originally Posted by Gryphon
Interestingly enough, tragic as this accident is I wonder if it could be used as evidence against the government's ruling that airsoft causes bodily injury at 407 fps and higher.
No, because they would have to be measurable and repeatable results to have any scientific merit. They would argue that they could not guage temperature, wind, the BB weight (they didn't witness what precisely was used), the gun, distance to target, angle of incidence, etc., etc.. All they could say was "We didn't test it in our lab, so your results or opinions don't matter", and scientifically, they would be right.
The only way it would work would be to shoot one of the scientists in the eye in his lab during an experiment. How likely would that be to happen?