Originally Posted by Mr.Hitman
Possessing an airsoft gun is not illegal.
Not only it reflects the community, it affects everyone..
Using the airsoft gun incorrectly can lead you by a police raid that can probably get you killed, or thrown into jail, where your parents have to do a bunch of paper work, and paying for the fines you have committed.
Yes, while not being illegal, the sale of an airsoft gun to a minor, is illegal. With the pressure that Airsoft, as a sport, is already under, having a minor running around with an aeg that his/her parents bought them can reflect badly on the airsoft community as a whole. On the other hand, if your parents are willing to become active members of the community, I know there are certain fields which allow minors who are over the age of 16, to play in an airsoft game, providing that the parents sign a waiver and are present. But that wasn't my point. What I was trying to get across is that as a minor, if you somehow bought a gun off a member of ASC, then the community will take a huge hit if there is an incident. I'm not saying that you'll go do something stupid, but should something happen, it will reflect very badly on airsoft as a sport, and a community.
The requirement of being 18+ ensures that everyone who purchases an aeg is legally responsible for their actions.
EDIT: Also, I just re-read my original post. I didn't say that owning an airsoft gun was illegal...