Airsoft community, it appears that the sport of Airstoft is under fire from well intentioned but miss-informed Senator Kevin deLeon.
The proposal is to turn our beloved airsoft guns into neon effigies of the real thing. The reasoning is that a police officer would not have shot and killed a holder of a Airsoft rifle had this "toy" been brightly painted. A tragedy one could all agree but the notion that the blame should be placed on said 'toy' appearance rather than user error and officer misjudgment.
A argument could be said that what is to stop a gunman from disguising their firearm to replicate a neon pellet gun?
Should a officer hesitate because said firearm is pink rather than gun metal?
The first response would be to sprout off profanities at such a notion.
It is unfortunate that Senator Kevin deLeon should use his time to argue the case of 'what ifs'. A better use of his time and tax payer dollars would be to look for solutions of immigration, education, and how about the budget (and lack of one on time!). I await the day we all must wear bubble wrap. Or perhaps they over look overeating because of the notion, "Weebles Wobble but they don't fall down" and get hurt.
The proper response would be to write your congressman, yea they might do nothing considering they are extremely efficient at waste. But never the less I would urge you to act.
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