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Old June 26th, 2005, 18:30   #1
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My parents and airsoft

I have done my best to explain the sport to them I have printed of material on it and the laws surrounding the sport but yet my parents have the same aregument "What if the cops think it is a real gun?" "Do you know how many people have been shot because cops thought they were real guns". I have said that I will keep it in its case secured and locked out of plain sight. I would never ever bring it into open public. The only time I would use it would be on the field or in my basement to maybe fix or upgrade it but to never fire it. My dad then said he is agianst ever having a gun on our property. I also then said Its not a real gun it is considered a toy but shouldn't be treated like one. He knows im responsible but they won't get the picture any help I can get from you to get them to understand?
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Old June 26th, 2005, 18:34   #2
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Chrome,

I've got a few questions and advice for ya,

You profile says you are 15, before even looking at Airsoft kit, have you checked local rules about playing age etc, at local fields?

If your parents don't wish to have a firearm, or anything that looks like a firearm in the house, well its their house and their rules. You might want to go to a game or two, and rent equipment (if local rules/laws allow) and show your parents the sport, the players and the kit. After exporsure (ensure your playing with a group of non-retards), show them your legal data, and see what they say.

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Old June 26th, 2005, 18:34   #3
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I'd say respect their wishes, particularly until you're 18 and are of the legal age to make these decisions on your own. It's better to be honest, and respect their wishes than to do it behind their back, besides, it'll say a lot about your maturity for the rest of the community.

Edit: Dammit, beat again... slow typing today...
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Old June 26th, 2005, 18:35   #4
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I have done my best to explain the sport to them I have printed of material on it and the laws surrounding the sport but yet my parents have the same aregument "What if the cops think it is a real gun?" "Do you know how many people have been shot because cops thought they were real guns". I have said that I will keep it in its case secured and locked out of plain sight. I would never ever bring it into open public. The only time I would use it would be on the field or in my basement to maybe fix or upgrade it but to never fire it. My dad then said he is agianst ever having a gun on our property. I also then said Its not a real gun it is considered a toy but shouldn't be treated like one. He knows im responsible but they won't get the picture any help I can get from you to get them to understand?
Well.... seeing as you're only 15... I'd wait another year before I start playing.

On your problematic note... why don't you just give the airsoft to them? That way they won't worry about you shooting inappropriate things with it. If you have to go to a game that you signed up for, they can give it to you to play with (and they have to be there to supervise you obviously).

If your parents don't like having a replica firearm on their property... you're not alone. My best friend lost access to his internet for wanting one (he's 18 too). My only suggestion is to do what he's planning: Wait until you move out, then buy one.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 18:57   #5
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Ya, you guys make a good point. But I really dislike waiting. I just think my parents dont understand the sport and they have some idea of people shooting each other point blank with no protective gear.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 19:17   #6
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No... your Parents DO understand.

But lucky for you... they care to see you alive tomorrow. Give it time, nothing worth doing in life happens fast.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 19:23   #7
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Old June 26th, 2005, 19:29   #8
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Ya, you guys make a good point. But I really dislike waiting. I just think my parents dont understand the sport and they have some idea of people shooting each other point blank with no protective gear.

Your parents are, I know it's hard to believe when you are a teen, most likely competent guardians, and they are only acting in your best interest. If you did keep tabs on the sport, study up, browse around for the next few years, by the time you are 18 you'll be in an extremely good position to start playing. You'll be lightyears ahead of most new players, and most likely youll have some money saved up so you can get everything you need to play - got the $800-$1200 it'll take to get started?

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Old June 26th, 2005, 19:40   #9
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I have money saved up about $700 and i get a $500 paycheck in 2 weeks I geuss I could keep renting how much does renting cost?
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nothing worth doing in life happens fast.
Except sex.

Sorry, couldn't resist :grin:
I fought the urge to say that... It was difficult, but I did...
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Old June 26th, 2005, 19:56   #11
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My suggestion to you is to tell your folks that if you were to aquire an airsoft rifle the first thing you would do is make the local police aware that you have one. alert them about the fact first so their not surprised when they see it. Store it like a real weapon to insure a safe sense of legal posession.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 20:01   #12
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If you want to prove to your parents your maturity, then do what they want to. I am currently doing the samething. I knew about this sport a while back, I believe when I was around 7(way too young). So I waited, its only been last year that I have signed up to this forum because my father encouraged me to learn all the basics so I would be ahead of the game when I turn 18. The funny part he got interested in airsoft and he bought a couple of guns, so we(its not only me now its we) are really to rock and roll when I turn 18 so we can show up to games together.

Just incase you skimmed it, the point was to wait.

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Old June 26th, 2005, 20:03   #13
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Ya I could wait but maybe telling the local RCMP is a good idea if I get one. It all depends
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Old June 26th, 2005, 20:13   #14
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Thanks, Im not gonna lie to my parents about it there is no reason to, I was already planning on getting out and checking stuff out and getting them to understand. I just think they dont understand what really happens and they have some rash Idea. I havent argued with them and I respect there rules it just urcks me when they turn a blind eye to stuff like this. There are responsible and I usally take there word for it but the way they argue it its just retarded. " what if the cops see you with this" My answer

1) Dont take it out in public
2)always have it in case and locked and secure
3)Tell the RCMP about it so they know
4) always and always play on fields designated and with other people who understand the sport and know the safety involved
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Old June 26th, 2005, 20:25   #15
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Why are you going to tell the RCMP about it? If you decide to lie to your parents and manage to buy a gun illegaly, showing it to the RCMP is the last thing you should do. Even if you were legal age its still the last thing you should do.

What is so hard about waiting Chrome? I waited till I was 18. I just deleted every bookmark to airsoft sites, anything to do with airsoft and lived out a normal teenage life. Just forget airsoft exsists. If need be I'm sure someone here *cough* could help you forget by limiting what you can see on asc.
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