Argh, it looks like I can be of no help whatsoever >_< It would probably help if I was a citizen of the UK, I guess. I hope you airsofters win out over your gov't, because one such victory for bureaucrats will only spur others on to pursue enacting similar bans in other countries, and probably to enact even stricter bans in the UK in the future.
International signatures are OK The goal is to spread awareness of out sport and keep it legal. It's silly of course, being that a country like Japan with lowest rates of gun crime in the world has a government that allows reserved land to be used for airsoft legally at no extra cost and Britain's wants to ban it. The problem is the anti-gun/gun hate organizations see an opportunity and begin the business of fear mongering to satisfy their own ends
Yep, fear mongering is the primary technique of the firearm haters used to attempt to sway the impartial people that make up the middleground in the firearms control debate. However, most arguments that they offer are BS, I believe, as said arguments are almost always totally rendered false, feeble, and at times totally ridiculous by solid facts based on careful, long-term research. Being a firearm lover to the core, I'm gonna do what I can to protect the right to bear arms worldwide. As soon as I'm a legal adult in my country, I'll be actively participating in the fight to protect that right. 'Till then, I'll just do what I can. I'll sign that pro-airsoft petition a.s.a.p., but for now I'm packing and getting ready to head out on a looong drive to visit some family. Once again, best of luck w/ striking down that foolish ban, you have the support of firearm-lovin' folk worldwide.
Haha good work on the drawing, Shakken. I've never airsofted before, but I do know this: bureaucratic hippies that make it their mission to disarm citizens suck. As a U.S. citizen, I get to enjoy all kinds of rights, but the rights of firearm owners in my state (NY) are constantly under fire from brainless, fun-hating politicians. So, I understand your plight, in a way. I'll check out that link, I don't know how much help I could be, but if I can do anything, you can bet that I will.
I used to play airsoft a lot, more than a decade ago, back when we all had to lug around tanks of Freon-12 (aka 'fron') for propellant and electrics were still being introduced and perceived to be lacking in power. There must be a big hole in the ozone layer above the battlegrounds that we fought in.
Airsofting is a brilliant hobby! ^_^ Still can't understand how people allow their prejudices against firearms prevent them from coming to understand that there is a great deal that has to be said to being an enthusiast. Airsofting has been a live enriching past time for me for years.