Yeah. The media and public don't care about the mature, responsible airsoft players who handle their guns safely, keep them locked up, and only play on private, secluded fields that are out of public sight with proper safety equipment. Those stories aren't exciting, and they don't sell papers or help with TV ratings. The only things that get reported is the small percentile of kids that do stupid shit like this. And it makes us all look bad and casts a very negative light on our perfectly safe hobby.
That being said, not all kids are stupid either. In many cases, the parents are to blame, because they buy these guns for their kids and them set them loose to play with them without any supervision. THEY are the ones that need to be held accountable for the kids' actions.