Originally Posted by rustysdream
I think public awareness is just as important as good contact with the police.
Public awareness is important but only if the public sees it from your view. Since airsoft is in limbo at the moment, we don't need the extra attention of the media. All it takes is one airsoft-related story to knock it off the legal cliff.
These days there are too many soccer mom biaches who are too ignorant to see the fact that guns don't kill people. Since we are the minority, I think its best if we keep a low profile.
As for age verification, it is to weed out minors who will misuse replicas. It isn't 100% effective but it certainly helps...