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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:23   #46
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I will bet they will show up a game in the near future. The games are publicly announced. They may not need to, and yes there are plenty of pics up already, but it's an opportunity to take thier own pictures, and try to speak to players. Last thing I want is to see me or any of my guys faces on TV. Unfortunately, some dingbat gloryhound kit-whore will want to get his face on TV looking like G.I.Joe, and not realize what he's done.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:24   #47
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Sure the pics on the net are good, but the videos are no tv quality. I could see them showing up at a game if they wanted quality media.

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shows the public what we are... and... yeah... nevermind... public... enemy number one...
Not the best choice of words...
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:37   #48
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I will bet they will show up a game in the near future.
What makes you think they already haven't? Look at any new join requests to your teams lately?? What about the 'I just found airsoft and loved it can I come out and watch?' questions?

Fact is they can and I would bet have already done so. I headed one off at the pass back during the Deadlands days that very few people know about - turned him away from one of my Thursday night games 2 years ago. So I know they do it. This one had the balls to show up with a pad and camera when he said he was coming in cammies with a gun. He never got past the front gate. Worked for the local Herald. He gave up and nothing ever got published.

So, I know it happens.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:41   #49
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Nothing you say in these Forums can go on the record as this is the internet... You could say the World was flat still online...
You are right, but large number of general public will still eat the stuff if it's presented right. There was an incident couple of years ago where Sun was working on a story about a fight between two ethnic groups where a person was killed. Bunch of idiots who were not known to regulars of the board posted racial comments. Sun picked it up and printed translation of those posts in their article and presented my community as bunch of blood thirsty maniacs. I had really hard time dealing with some people after that article came out.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:55   #50
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i wouldn't let the media look at my gear. cause they well always make things worse then they need to be.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:57   #51
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Unofficial remedy from "somewhere" is to use the "F" word as every second word. Hee Hee. :roll:
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Old February 18th, 2006, 03:53   #52
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While games are publicly annouced they are not on public property, nor are they on general public access property (like a mall). Access is limited to those that pay, and I would bet venues have something to say about various tv crews waltzing into their land.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 04:55   #53
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For the record, I have played at TTAC3 several times now and I certainly do not feel that Brian's motives are masked or insincere. I have played with him personally and he does share the same love for the sport that I do at least.

As far as media attention goes, there is not a whole lot that we can do. If we remain silent we will be looked at poorly. If we speak up, our words will be used against us. The only hope we have is that Canadian's still believe in freedom.

If we somehow managed to remove all guns from the country, criminals will use knives. If we remove all knives and swords, they will use blunt objects. It is impossible to remove blunt objects from society as they can be anything. The point is, how much are Canadians going to allow to be removed from them? Airsoft is a sport that a large number (thousands?) play, respect, and are responsible with. So is baseball (only millions). Airsoft can be used to commit a crime. So can a baseball bat.
At some point, Canadians are going to have to consider what we are willing to give up in our society because of the abuses of the few.
At some point, Canadians will have to realize that you cannot remove the rights of law-abiding citizens, to combat crime.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 07:19   #54
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Media likes to blow things out of proportion and loves to cut clips so that it sounds completly different!
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Old February 18th, 2006, 10:27   #56
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This again?

Seriously - this is just yet another repeat of a sequence of events that are driven not by a requirement to address a problem with guns in Toronto but to simply give the sheep who watch news like it's the gospel their 'sacrificial lamb'.

If you cannot step back and assertain that there is more to this than a 'genuine' attempt at righting this gun problem, then you really should pull your head out of that toilet.

Look up Airsoft in Canada and you will find it labeled under 'EASY TARGET'.

Good luck with trying to keep your mouths shut guys! Sorry if I don't share the same level of faith in that.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 11:04   #57
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Good luck with trying to keep your mouths shut guys! Sorry if I don't share the same level of faith in that.
Yeah, too many people think they can "save airsoft" by explaining what it's about...

For you n00bs that want to save airsoft go back and read my post on the different scenarios... then even if you don't understand that you can't save airsoft shut the hell up anyways.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 11:20   #58
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...then even if you don't understand that you can't save airsoft shut the hell up anyways.
Well, I was trying to be a little more circumspect about it, but yeah, you're pretty saying what I've been trying to say (politely) throughout this thread.

Just going back to post #1, don't give City-TV anything, don't show them anything, don't invite them anywhere to see your collection if they call you. Thats all. No good will come of it because of the nature of the story. Simple as that.

Retailers are aware that cameras are roving around looking for 'replica guns for sale' and each are doing what they feel they need to do to protect themselves from unwanted attention for the next couple of days. Thats all that is needed to prevent airsoft from getting a 10 second video-byte. They'll probably resort to going down to a local Canadian Tire and buying a soft-air gun, which will look pretty dumb anyways.

Just use your heads and failing that, "me no speak engrish" works too.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 13:10   #59
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There are probably hundreds of airsofters that won't even be able to read this thread. I hope they don't get picked.


Zeon, Scarecrow and Morb (I nominate you 3) should have a plan for our big game in March. If we get media showing up, we should know the fields position on them coming onto their property and have someone block them. (or just point an M4 at them and scream profanity)
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Old February 18th, 2006, 13:43   #60
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(or just point an M4 at them and scream profanity)
as much as i would love to do something like that, its probably not the best course of action.

i dont think there is very much the airsoft community can do to avoid this citytv calamity, all we can do is hide from the storm and wait it out.
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