anything and everything must be considered in the interest of preserving our sport. i mean, c'mon, dont tell me that forum freedom is the sword you would have airsoft die upon. close-minded people are not going to "see the light" on their own, they are more than happy to cling to their views to the grave, unless alternatives are presented to them. that is our job, to present ourselves and our sport. to clearly distinguish the line between small-time criminal waving a airsoft gun and the responsible player and community member. to do this we must start where we can, right here in our own house.
this forum does have an outstanding record, but that longstanding social responsibility will be for nothing if we are wrongly branded.