Originally Posted by Gunk
I was thinking more along the lines of kids bringing their new toys to school, and having a red alert lockdown thing called, all on account of some 14 year old brought his new toy to show little Timmy.
Not so much a malicious attack with a BB gun, or other inteded mischief. Anyone who wants to do that, doesn't need airsoft being sold in stores to do that. This just adds another element to their mischief, which does happen to bring bad publicity for the sport in general now.
Basically, Amos pegged it quite nicely for us.
I have heard that actual happen in one place where 2 kids bring in airsoft guns and cause lockdown.
I feel that if kids do stupid thing with airsoft guns, likely police will blame parents than store (assume store actual do age verified) but I do see young kids about 12 years old with parent try out airsoft gun.
Overall, it would be parents' responsible to know what they buy for kids. and most parent failed to do this. however assume government make it illegal to sell cheap weapon like clear gun, and left only metal gun with high price, I bet most parent will decide to buy PS3 instead and keep kids busy with M rated game. -_-