What can airsoft players do for shooters?

Should airsofters get behind firearms owners? Now I’m clearly stating the obvious when I say that airsofters have a keen interest in things that shoot. Nearly all of us will have at least one imitation firearm or realistic imitation firearm in our collections. They are after all, a key component in the ability to participate in our fine sport! How many airsofters also shoot air guns, shotguns or firearms though? I think it is fairly safe to assume that there are a reasonable number that shoot air guns but that firearms and shotgun certificate holders are likely to be amongst the minority. Most airsofters will be aware of at least one issue affecting airsoft at any given time over the years. Either in the form of legislative amendments, political challenges, anti-gun groups, media bias and misinformation, through to players being arrested and social media groups being shut down. And for firearms owners the story isn’t any different. If anything its worse! Firearms owners are amongst the most law abiding members of society but they are frequently the most vilified! Why should this matter to airsofters? Firstly, we all shoot guns in one form or another. It doesn’t matter if it is a 6mm spring powered pistol, a CO2 powered 4.5mm steel BB air pistol, a 12g O/U shotgun or a .50 cal rifle, they are still all widely categorised...

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