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Old November 3rd, 2008, 01:08   #16
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No Astros,but that is the date it was printed on! I have the paper copy The webpage is winnipegfreepress.com and it was Carolyn Vesely that did the story.It was in the "detour" section for pop culture and other stuff. Hope that helps some.When I have some free time I'll try and track down the link
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 01:43   #17
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For those who want airsoft out in the open. Look how it is in the US. If you want a 12yo kid running allong with you in a game...

I don't want it to be in the open. Not for the legal part of the deal, but for what airsoft is.

The bulk of the milsimmers are paintballers that got bored of waisting paint in the wood with BMX guys. The other part are collectors that want to recreate and use their collection and the rest are people that like to play army.

If airsoft is open to all, you'll get all the wankers that can afford a gun to try to join in and mess up what's in place. We can barely weed out the one that found out about airsoft on their own.

IMO, there is not enough money to do in airsoft to warrant such publicity anyway. As long as shipments of guns are unreliable and low quality for the most part.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:25   #18
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Where wold we air it anyways? History? PBS? CBC? Global?

How about QVC? We can shoot two birds with one stone . (If anyone saw the SNL skit you'll get this)
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:38   #19
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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sub...-4658772c.html

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sub...-4658709c.html
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:54   #20
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worst idea ever, wtf?
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 11:09   #21
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A few years ago, we where organising a super large milsim in a old cold war erea radar bunker on top of a mountain. The place was super kick ass, we had a lot of stuff to fill the bunker with (giant screens, computers, alarms...)

The project shut down for 2 reasons. 1 is being that the owners where not respecting what was in the contract (there was a contract, because that thing was so huge) and 2, the players here where doing a mega shitfest about the fact that the milsim had slipped to the public eye on tv. A tv host is the friend of one of the organisers, and he talked about the milsim on live TV. That starter the biggest shitfest I've seen yet.

You want to make airsoft public that way. Go ahead, but make sure you are more than flame proof.

The guy, after all that, kinda went off the face of the earth for many reasons. He quitted airsoft, sold most of his guns and concentrated on playing paintball.

Airsoft + TV = FAIL!
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 12:43   #22
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I didn't think the article was badly written. It was an ok read and does explain a little about airsoft.

I don't think it's ready for TV though lol.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 13:42   #23
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From what ive read and hear on ASC most Canadians have no idea what airsoft really is. It seems to me that most people think that our airsoft guns are pellet guns that use metal BB's to kill or maim people.

What im asking is if anyone has some time/money to advertise on TV or try to get someone to do a story on airsoft in a newspaper about what airsoft is really about. This would make the public aware of what we are doing and how airsoft fields have mercy rules and rules about wearing protective gear (eyewear). Also this could possibly bring more people to the sport and make airsoft a more popular sport in Canada.

What... you mean like on a national news broadcast at prime time?

done it.. YouTube - Global National - Airsoft in Toronto at TTAC3 ( focused on TTAC3 and what we do )

People who are of the ilk that would enjoy this type of activity will find it eventually ... there is no need to advertise...

it is already all over the internet..
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 17:47   #24
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What... you mean like on a national news broadcast at prime time?

done it..( focused on TTAC3 and what we do )

People who are of the ilk that would enjoy this type of activity will find it eventually ... there is no need to advertise...

it is already all over the internet..

The guy in black with the glasses, beard, and ball cap was super distracting with all the hand gestures.

Something a lot simpler would have more impact. Just off the of my head, "Hi Mom it's OK for me to play with guns".

OK you guys, run with it!
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 18:44   #25
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The guy in black with the glasses, beard, and ball cap was super distracting with all the hand gestures.

Something a lot simpler would have more impact. Just off the of my head, "Hi Mom it's OK for me to play with guns".

OK you guys, run with it!
i dont get it... i think the video was perfect....even showed some martial arts so we dont look like goons with guns....
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 19:02   #26
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@ arman:
I think that was a joke.

I seemed to get the impression that was Brian with the cap and glasses doing the briefing.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 19:11   #27
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I think that video was shit, the instructor and "Martial arts" bullshit are for furfags like Sty....

YES TAKE MY HAND AND TEACH ME GRAND MASTER!, I WANT TO UNDERSTAND VIOLENCE!!!

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What you shoud be doing--------------> NOTHING!!

Another fail thread like most on ASC

Suck It!
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 19:14   #28
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It could also give ppl the feeling that we are a para military group instead
of gamers.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 19:23   #29
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I'll still be available to wear a Speedo, and yell "Allahu Ackbar" throughout the video. That should put everyone's mind at ease that we're not paramilitary, but rather expressing our religious freedom in this country.
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I forget the ones the Brit's did, but it's exactly what I'd want to see. Frankly this one Global did didn't even really educate people as much.

You guys are screaming fail, and I kinda expected thanks to airsoft being in a fragile state/what COULD go wrong. But even I can accept that educating people on what we do is actually a good idea. Maybe not going full blown public with it, but at least telling friends, family, and neighbors what it is.
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