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Old April 22nd, 2010, 06:27   #1
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Justice for airgun shooting...

I'm not sure anyone else has seen this

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loc...-88892762.html

but what the public sees is yet another group of teens (15-16 year olds) who do a drive by shooting of another kid with an airsoft rifle. I know that these were Wallmart/Canadian Tire guns. However, most of the population that reads this may look at airsoft in a negitive light. This is exactly why ASC has their age verification. Can you imagine these guys buying a fully colored AK and doing this, or a gun upgraded to 400fps. This is where most of the bad press for airsoft comes from.

Lastly I don't understand the idea of no charges laid, especially to the "adult" who was driving. My understanding of the criminal code is that a crime commited with an airgun face the same punishment as the same crime commited with a firearm. It's probably best for the airsoft community if no charges are laid and this blows over with just school discipline, but it makes you think.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 08:34   #2
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I think they should be charged. If more the lowest common denominators of society were held accountable for their actions, we who follow the laws won't be stripped of our rights to enjoy the same things responsibly.

In other words if they don't get charged as well as others who do the same things, then the governments knee-jerk reaction is to ban those very things being used. Effectively stripping those of us who enjoy the same "TOOL", if you will, with respect. When in actuality the root of the problem (idiots) should simply be held accountable for their actions and face the consequences of said action. Not protect them with the banning of inanimate objects.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 08:57   #3
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Yeah, the kid is ugly and a huge crybaby pussy for crying to daddy and johnny law over this, but the issue here is beyond some fatbody chickenshit - every one of these reports, every one of these incidents, reflects poorly on the sport and makes our collective lives a little harder.

I think this is one of those times where we need to take a step back before we can make any forward progress. How can we keep this clearsoft garbage out of the scum-sucking bottom tier of society's hands?
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 09:08   #4
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we can't.
and we're not responsible for other people's stupidity.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 09:29   #5
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It seems the article is focused on the Bullying aspect. That and because it's out west, there isn't a knee jerk

"OMFG WE HAVE TO BAN IT ,UMMM....whatever it is...all I saw was a gun thingy"


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Old April 22nd, 2010, 09:38   #6
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 09:38   #7
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 09:40   #8
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Dey all looks like a bunch uv elvises!
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 20:13   #9
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has anyone ever killed a "small animal" with an airsoft gun like fattys father claims? i really doubt that this is even possible, especially with clear walmart guns.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 20:44   #10
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Daddy was probably thinking airguns as 90% of these people can't tell or won't know the difference between airguns vs airsoft and in some cases, real steel. And yes, they can kill animals like rodents.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 21:01   #11
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There is so much stupididty going on anymore , some incidents are so stupid its as if someone actually hires people to perpetrate these acts in an effort to get airsoft banned , there have even been times when coming to this site I see the way some talk,... & think someone coming here for the first time would not get a very good impression ...
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 21:46   #12
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Next time some whiny brat comes here and cries about why he can't have a gun, I am linking to that article!
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 21:54   #13
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 22:22   #14
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Maybe it's just me, but in general this seems like they're more focused on the fact that the school doesn't want to do anything about the bullying going on, then that 'airsoft weapons' were used.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 22:39   #15
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The Dad was also on the local news asking to "Ban" Airsoft guns. And I have seen an Aug. shooting 425fps kill a Chicken,on full auto. And would you belive he ate it too.
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