One of the biggest reasons people play airsoft is to use weaponry that looks like it came straight out of a movie or the battlefield. Guns like the M60, a full auto M4, or a MP5 are just some of the examples of weapons that most of us can’t use or afford in our daily lives but can in airsoft. But would you think airsoft guns were cool if you favorite weapon platform only came in a totally bright purple or yellow color?
The U.S. Senate is proposing a bill (SB213) to make all airsoft guns illegal unless the whole gun has a bright, neon paint color! This is one of the biggest threats that the airsoft nation has ever faced. Apparently this bill is designed as a step up from the recent anti-airsoft bill in California (SB119). This new bill will affect the entire United States and all airsofters in it! Sign THIS petition to help stop this threat to airsofting in U.S!
You can also contact Senator Barbara Boxer (CA) as well as your current federal Senator(s) and voice your thoughts on this bill. Please remember to be respectful and thoughtful. We don’t need to make airsofters look bad to get our point across.
Also be sure to mention an alternate solution to the issue caused by people using airsoft guns irresponsibly. I suggested to my Senator that proper education on airsoft gun usage will allow players to be more safe on the field and with real firearms.
As a final thought, please be safe with your airsoft gun at all times. Use a gun bag and barrel plug. Never brandish your airsoft gun in public no matter how cool it is. Play Safe, Play Hard, and Help Stop SB 213!
– Blake The Airsoft Warrior