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Old June 5th, 2006, 11:23   #1
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Front Page of Monday's National Post

There is an article talking about the terrorist camp outside of Washago, Ontario. There are interviews with locals, talking about people in camoflage converging on this campground, engaging in "extreme camping". They would arrive in convoys, stay for sometimes a week or more, and gunfire could be heard from the campground.

Now, I know that airsoft doesn't echo the same rat-a-tat-tat as a real steel machine gun, but the other points can certainly be taken as a group of airsofters. If we use pyrotechnics, that can certainly be mistaken for "bomb practice".

So, my question to you is, how can increasing fears of domestic terrorist training camps affect us as airsofters, mil-sim practitioners, and wargame participants? I think this just underlines the importance of informing our neighbors as to our activities, so as to alieviate their fears.

What are your thoughts?

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Old June 5th, 2006, 11:26   #2
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Only mall ninja poseur attention-whores go around wearing full kit outside the field.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 11:31   #3
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Keep things legal and it wont effect us at all. I don't doubt that remote locations that are used for Milsim Airsoft draw the attention of neighbors, and if it didn't before it sure will after the recent events. With that being said - there is nothing that they can do. Keep everything on the up & up and its fine.

Since all this went down - a number of buddies and I have talked - considering we place in bracebridge (a place mentioned) and to be honest while its disturbing that terrorist may be up that way - we are not at all concerned.

It would be my personal opinion that - if members who frequent a specific airsoft field seem be be pulled over more for minor traffic offenses (multiple people at one event) maybe they are having a peak at ya - if not - they would laugh at what we do when investigated. (or think it was really cool)

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Old June 5th, 2006, 13:37   #4
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Watched the video on this and the guy said that area was used by hunters as well, that it was nothing new to hear gun shots once in a while, but I've read that "high powered automatic gun fire" has been heard, and I think it's a safe bet that 'high powered' makes 'high powered noise', so not likely airsofters are doing this.
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