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Old January 17th, 2008, 14:48   #1
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Airsoft in the News

Hey guys. My editor wants a story from me, and I'm thinking of tossing him a story about Canadian Airsoft. I need at least three sources, so anyone in this area who wants to talk about the state of the sport, legality, or economics of airsoft can PM me. I'll try to set up a meeting with you.

If you feel you have important information to give, please give me your name (real name please) and phone number.

no ranting please
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Old January 17th, 2008, 14:57   #2
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Just out of curiousity, which paper do you represent?
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Old January 17th, 2008, 15:15   #3
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can the title be "Soccer Mom's FTL"
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Old January 17th, 2008, 15:51   #4
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How likely is your editor to accept a story showing airsoft in a good light?
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Old January 17th, 2008, 15:57   #5
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if you were to do a story on airsoft i think brian should be number 1 on your list of ppl to talk about it.

best of luck to ya with the story, would be nice to see more posative airsoft stuff out there
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Old January 17th, 2008, 17:38   #6
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It's only a student paper, but at least it's something

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Old January 17th, 2008, 17:39   #7
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Talk to brian of tac3, he would probably be your best source.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 17:43   #8
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In my opinion

you should not do a piece about "airsoft" the piece should be focused on the activity.. and the community.. not the guns...

I have a little experience with dealing with the press.... the results have been "uneven" at best...

The best pieces don't mention the word "airsoft"

I really don't like the term "airsoft", its Jargon.. and has no meaning outside of our community...

I really hate it when people call themselves "airsofters" or say they are going "airsofting"

I think such terms are a holdover from paintball... an activity that most try to distance themselves from

Tactical simulation... or military simulation is more descriptive.. and takes the focus away from the tools..

that said.. it is very dificult to cast this activity with a positive light... we are simulating shooting people after all.

I'm not shy of the press.. but I'm not going to go around seeking them out..
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Old January 17th, 2008, 17:46   #9
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fine then, the focus of the piece will be on "community wargames"

I never intended this to be a piece specifically on guns, since the very mention of the word would make us all look like criminals
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Old January 17th, 2008, 17:47   #10
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You know...

There are plenty of people on this board with loads more experience in the community than me...

I am reluctant to do anything with the public press for fear of offending members of the community..

No one voted me mouthpiece... and I don't need another crapstorm...
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Old January 17th, 2008, 17:55   #11
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I don't suppose I could at least get a phone number from you Brian?
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Old January 17th, 2008, 18:14   #12
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best of luck to ya with the story, would be nice to see more posative airsoft stuff out there
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Old January 17th, 2008, 18:18   #13
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Hey Brian, why don't you agree to help the chap out as an UNNAMED SOURCE?

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Old January 17th, 2008, 21:22   #14
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guys, this is your chance to speak up and put airsoft in a more positive light
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Old January 17th, 2008, 21:31   #15
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The thing is, no one wants airsoft to be seen at all. It's a common belief that if we go undetected, nothing bad can happen.
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