The media will continue to walk all over replicas and airsoft because the community has no voice. Not because we aren't permitted to have one, but because people collectively seem to want to avoid standing up for their hobby.
"It'll draw too much attention to us," they say. Idiots. The only attention we get right now is negative attention, and when negative shit is all anyone who is pulling levers sees, then our sport is likely to get canned. Hell, one dude might be going to jail because nobody knows that there's a legitimate fucking sport of airsoft in Canada, because everyone here is too busy huffing and puffing instead of actually getting to action.
Makes me sick.
IN OMNIA PARATUS