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Old September 18th, 2008, 16:41   #16
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Old September 18th, 2008, 16:44   #17
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Actually, there's no law that states 18+ for owning airsoft. There are some provinces that have 18+ laws to buy air guns, but nothing that governs its use. The 18+ rule a self-imposed by the airsoft community. And I agree with it.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 16:52   #18
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Airsoft is a sport and a hobby.
It's says only 18 because those rules are from the manufactures.
The labels also say check the area where you're from and to check the law.
It's different for most provinces and countries. Most is 18 to purchase.

The reason why the number 18 appears on all labels is because it is by majority that most countries allow over 18 to purchase AND to posses one.

In Canada, there is no law that states an age for those who cannot posses an airsoft gun.

Reading labels from manufactures that states 18+ is no reason why the sport and hobby of airsoft is 18+.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 16:55   #19
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Old September 18th, 2008, 16:57   #20
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Airsoft is a sport and a hobby.
It's says only 18 because those rules are from the manufactures.
The labels also say check the area where you're from and to check the law.
It's different for most provinces and countries. Most is 18 to purchase.

The reason why the number 18 appears on all labels is because it is by majority that most countries allow over 18 to purchase AND to posses one.

In Canada, there is no law that states an age for those who cannot posses an airsoft gun.

Reading labels from manufactures that states 18+ is no reason why the sport and hobby of airsoft is 18+.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 16:58   #21
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Old September 18th, 2008, 17:00   #22
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So this is the way to go to get a thread to the trash and locked up. heh
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Old September 18th, 2008, 17:02   #23
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How did you get 1000 posts in under a year? Also, why is everyone drinking now...it's like the middle of the afternoon
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Old September 18th, 2008, 17:03   #24
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Ah, but who reads the box or instruction books to anything *tries to assemble one of those stupid 'do it yourself' tables...and fails*

But anyway, I do agree with the age limit...law or not...as I could see minors more likely to do something stupid and give airsoft a bad name. Not only that, but I'm sure we've all played against (or seen) 13 year olds on those fighting games and how well they react.

Although it was quite funny last boarder wars when my friend couldn't play as she was too young, but has fired rifles and done basic military training XD
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Old September 18th, 2008, 17:04   #25
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So this is the way to go to get a thread to the trash and locked up. heh
The truth does suck, doesn't it?
I'm not sure, I've never had one of my threads trashed before (Besides one made by some drunk people on my labtop)

I'm sure you're correct though, if I remember correctly you're a master of threads in the trash section

But in all seriousness, Shh don't be so butthurt. You're only a year or two away from being accepted.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 17:09   #26
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The self-imposed restriction of 18+ on airsoft guns is for at least a few reasons.

people below 18 are, in the large majority of cases, and i think by definition, immature. Airsoft is a sport that requires a lot of maturity and character, because there aren't always ref's watching you. You must act according to your better judgement, and moderate yourself according to accepted airsoft etiquette. I played CQB with some guys last night who displayed a complete lack of character by not calling their hits and ignoring the house rules(they were 18+ i'm almost sure). It takes integrity to have the will to compete and the desire to win, but to moderate your own behaviour in a game, and call yourself out when you know you're hit, but people wouldn't necessarily know if you kept going. a lot of minors don't develop any sort of responsibility or character till later on in their adolescence (according to my precise guesstimations). some develop it faster than others, and some just don't goddamwell develop it at all. The majority, though, are somewhat responsible by the time they reach 18. at least enough for our purposes.

second, airsoft is a physical sport that involves inflicting pain on your opponent. Nobody wants to shoot a 14 yr old. I'd feel bad (in most cases), and i think a lot of other people would too.

Third, airsoft mimics real life combat maneuvers. I don't know anyone who condones the use of children in a fighting force, and i sure-as-hell don't.

as a side, we want to put our best foot forward with the public eye looking at us (which it always fucking is), and having a bunch of children running around shooting replica firearms at each other is not only in bad taste, but it would have so many armchair moralists writing their politicians that it's probably make your head spin.
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How did you get 1000 posts in under a year? Also, why is everyone drinking now...it's like the middle of the afternoon
Dude I'm at University...The University of Western Ontario... If we weren't drinking at 4 in the afternoon, we wouldn't be drinking at all....


Also, Hitman, when is your birthday? When I met you I was positive you couldn't have been that far from 18. You look older then I do man...
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The self-imposed restriction of 18+ on airsoft guns is for at least a few reasons.

people below 18 are, in the large majority of cases, and i think by definition, immature. Airsoft is a sport that requires a lot of maturity and character, because there aren't always ref's watching you. You must act according to your better judgement, and moderate yourself according to accepted airsoft etiquette. I played CQB with some guys last night who displayed a complete lack of character by not calling their hits and ignoring the house rules(they were 18+ i'm almost sure). It takes integrity to have the will to compete and the desire to win, but to moderate your own behaviour in a game, and call yourself out when you know you're hit, but people wouldn't necessarily know if you kept going. a lot of minors don't develop any sort of responsibility or character till later on in their adolescence (according to my precise guesstimations). some develop it faster than others, and some just don't goddamwell develop it at all. The majority, though, are somewhat responsible by the time they reach 18. at least enough for our purposes.

second, airsoft is a physical sport that involves inflicting pain on your opponent. Nobody wants to shoot a 14 yr old. I'd feel bad (in most cases), and i think a lot of other people would too.

Third, airsoft mimics real life combat maneuvers. I don't know anyone who condones the use of children in a fighting force, and i sure-as-hell don't.

as a side, we want to put our best foot forward with the public eye looking at us (which it always fucking is), and having a bunch of children running around shooting replica firearms at each other is not only in bad taste, but it would have so many armchair moralists writing their politicians that it's probably make your head spin.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 17:12   #29
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Hitman is 17 i believe, check out my post count moderatesniper!
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Old September 18th, 2008, 17:17   #30
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lol pusangani, you rape noobs, that's why
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Dude I'm at University...The University of Western Ontario... If we weren't drinking at 4 in the afternoon, we wouldn't be drinking at all....


Also, Hitman, when is your birthday? When I met you I was positive you couldn't have been that far from 18. You look older then I do man...


heh, just need more facial hair.
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