I contest the classification regarding airsoft and .43/.45/.50paintball "guns" as replica firearms. A group was trying to ban .68 paintball as well. It was always demonstrated that a replica firearm would look and function as the real firearm using blank cartridges; so real that even on close inspection they are difficult to differentiate. Airsoft and paintball in no way replicate the fuction of a real firearm. It's clear to me the people who banned metal airsoft had no real engineering or scientific background or experience with these sports. Nobody can make a real firearm with an aluminum airsoft barrel and receiver; there is not enough metal present to machine and bore and the metal is too soft.
Last edited by arcanuck; January 1st, 2009 at 19:42..