I think most people think airsoft differently than it should. Forget all the past culture belief on airsoft.
*A firearm that in Canada allows you own without license but require 18 year old
*A sport play similiar to paintball except the firearm is a replica of real one
*A smaller scale of the power that a gunpowder firearm
Treated as if it was a real gun, that means keep off sight in public, keep it store like a firearm. and finally you will be treated a person armed and dangerous when someone sees you. You will be punish if you violate the law like a regular bullet firearm, and police see you as that.
Airsoft is NOT a toy, Bows and Arrow are not toys either and none of them should me. a Water gun is not simply because it does not resemble a real one nor is paintball.