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Old November 8th, 2009, 02:00   #1
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FTF Field Closing

This next game at FTF Nov 15 will be the last game at FTF

The regional Municipality of Halton is expanding the prohibited area covered by their firearms bylaw effective December 15 2009

FTF will be within the prohibited area (just )

Fines for contravening the By law are ... not less than $500 and not more than $100 000.00 .. and the owner is liable to pay fines for persons committing the offense with their knowledge.

so... thats it ... it's over FTF will close for Airsoft after OP Smash and Grab Nov 15.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 02:10   #2
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Damn i wanted to go out there for one of your milsims sometime : (

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lol why is it that every single fucking underaged kid that comes thru here happens to have some private land to play on when accused of playing in public
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Old November 8th, 2009, 02:17   #3
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Aw, man FTF was goooood.
I was really hoping to play there again.

Sorry to hear Brian.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 02:44   #4
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That's terrible news. After all the work which was put in to get it where it is. Such a waste.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 03:15   #5
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That's all we less amazing venue to play airsoft.

Lets make the last OP there count!
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Old November 8th, 2009, 03:58   #6
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$*#@...No words to describe my disappointment!! Just $@#%
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:39   #7
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Very mad with this! Such a great field and so close to home... Looking forward to the last game there, see you next weekend!
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Old November 8th, 2009, 07:04   #8
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I'm sorry to hear that. See you at smash and grab

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Old November 8th, 2009, 08:03   #9
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Sorry to hear Brian. At least we will be sending the field off appropriately at smash and grab.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 08:44   #10
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If you really want to stay open there are a couple things you could try.

Most importantly, present yourself to city hall as a business owner(try using paintball as your base argument(it seems to be more socially acceptable and I know why but that is a different story)) with a legitimate concern. Next-ask for an exemption for your business. This will show if you were targeted with this new law. It only takes one small minded councillor with a grudge to convince his peers and there you have it, a new stupid by-law.

If it is a grudge, then it needs to be exposed to the public. Then you may get an exemption. If it is not a grudge then they can prove it by giving an exemption. If your land is not producing as much tax revenue as they would like then they may, indeed, have their eye on you.

Good luck. Fight it if you have to. These petty municipal officials need to be curtailed before they get a feel for abuse of power. That is what makes this a great political system in this country. The people can show the gov't what is right ...sometimes...

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Old November 8th, 2009, 13:43   #11
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What exactly does this bylaw state?
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Old November 8th, 2009, 14:05   #12
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From my understanding the bylaw changes are not because of FTF so for the players reacting like this is an attack on Brian, they should probably stop and pause before hitting the reply button. Paintball and bow hunting are also included in this ammendment. The bylaw is not prohibiting the activities, just where the proximity to certain other types of zoning (residential, etc). It is sad to see the loss of FTF because it was a great field in close proximity to Toronto, Hamilton, guelph and the tricity areas. I can hope that Brian finds another venue in the near future so that we can continue to frequent a professional airsoft friendly enviroment.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 14:31   #13
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Im sorry to hear that Brian, I really loved your field.
This will be a loss to the entire community in ontario.

My hopes go out that an exception for this property can be made.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 15:11   #14
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Wow, what a turn of events. I'm glad that I finally did make it out to FTF for Z4 and had hoped to enjoy more games there. Really sorry to hear this go down Brian.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 15:50   #15
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Sorry to hear it has come to this, Brian. A great field indeed. It will be missed by the community. I'm glad I can be part of the last game there. See you next week.
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