The VCRA was decidingly anti-airsoft. It still is. The only reason the British airsofters were able to save themselves was because 1. there are a hell of a lot of them, and 2. they were able to participate in the process behind VCRA. There aren't a lot of us, and the Firearms Act is a decade old and difficult to change. Finally, the defence provided for British airsofters is pretty crappy.
We don't need public petitions. Petitions do nothing, especially when it's tiny. If we need anything at all, it's another policy push.
"The Bird of Hermes is My Name, Eating My Wings to Make Me Tame."