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Old February 23rd, 2009, 20:25   #91
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We're not in the position to lobby in the traditional sense, and even if we did, this kind of stuff is still going to happen. Real steel lobby their heads off and it doesn't stop negative portrayal of firearm owners.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 20:29   #92
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Just seems to me that until we (as an airsoft community) actually get a collective voice and start lobbying...this kind of stuff is going to happen.
Unless I am missing something...we really don't have an active voice do we?
Good question. I've seen some threads in the past about polls and petitions about writing letters to the government/officials but they didn't go so well

Well heck, they should visit the forums and should read up on all the rules that the airsoft community enforces. (Being Age Verified for example)
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Old February 25th, 2009, 09:24   #93
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could someone record this show and upload it on youtube? Me and many of my friends want to see this but we can't since we will be at school.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 11:05   #94
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Saw a trailer for it yesterday after Mercer Report.... I don't have a very good feeling about this but we'll have to wait and see.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 12:03   #95
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could someone record this show and upload it on youtube? Me and many of my friends want to see this but we can't since we will be at school.
You can watch it on the CBC website.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 13:24   #96
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Saw a trailer for it yesterday after Mercer Report.... I don't have a very good feeling about this but we'll have to wait and see.
Make no mistake... this is not a "see airsoft is fun and safe stop worrying" piece...

It is very much.. a "imitation guns have no place in canada and should be banned outright" opinion piece.

And that would have been the only opinion presented if I was not involved.

this media exposure will not be positive for "airsoft" my hope is that it will be at best neutral.. or at least balanced.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 13:57   #97
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Old February 25th, 2009, 23:41   #98
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hi all .. well all in all there are some on the site that put on less than decent signatures like the use there blood for lube i feel is a bit to far out there if we are trying to portray a positive out look for people. If they give out this web site in the interview for people to go look what are people going to see. Not the age restrictions or the discusions about how we present ourselves to the public how we behave and dislike the people that ruin our sport. It will be what they see on our signitures that freak them out .. that we are crazed people unstable who else would want to pretend to play war and killing one another and say horrible scary things. everyone has there own reasons for playing mine is clear in my sig. we would all love to let loose some of our inner demons and let free speech rule the day. but ...???... like has been said many times there is always a catch to free speech and that is being responcible for what you say. do we want our sport sunk on silly things we don't truely mean just to get reactions from people?

For now till like paintball we move out of the grey and at least be tolerated we need to be squeaky clean better than everyone else and that reflects not only in our behaviour but what we say as well. An example my mother grew up in england during the second world war during the blitz saw friends killed playing in bombed out houses and there homes being bombed finding bullets and trying to set them off i have walked in the forest and seen how close the bombs came to there house the forest is no more than two blocks away. she does not understand why i like to play but knows i am responcible with my toy gun. also i have been a single father for a long time and i understand why people the moms and dads of the urban jungle fear us with all the war going on the crime rates high we have what looks like real guns we remind them of what they wish to forget i can see both side just hope we prevail.

sorry this is long but read if you want ignore if you don't but it's my few cents again grin


PS - we ask for others to have open minds but how is that going to happen if we are selves do not keep an open mind to others on the site trying to protect our sport. it feels like this when you see the closed minds :banghead:

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Old February 25th, 2009, 23:52   #99
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Frontpage, you make a valid point, but in all honesty, I think your opinion is a little exaggerated and over the top. Let's face it, the majority of us here play airsoft because of its realism and the fact that you shoot other people. I dunno, I mean, I respect and understand your response, but...its a stretch from the actually truth. Ya, airsoft enforces teamwork, you meet new people, get a little exercise....but comon
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Old February 26th, 2009, 00:21   #100
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I agree with front's first point though, when I read that sig I had to picture a panning shot in the report over that lol. I was looking around on youtube and some of the news reports covering airsoft in the states were absolutely brutal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqK3jg3bo30
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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:10   #101
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12-15lbs hahaha. My L85 with a SUSAT didn't even weigh that.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:19   #102
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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:21   #103
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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:36   #104
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Anybody Know when this Show is on on friday?

Wow she would shoot the gun without safety googles....."faceplam" she's not even fallowing propper safety...

if you think about it Airsoft guns have more pros than cons.
the biggest down fall are teenagers.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 04:15   #105
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You can watch it on the CBC website.
Okay, I crawled damn near all over their site - where is it?

I know it's on "Market Place", but there's no trailer and no episode online.
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