Post by alexbuechel on Apr 26, 2011 9:38:40 GMT -5
Although I do not agree with all the comments and harsh name calling like "retarded" and so. The reality is that the rules exist for a reason. Playing in public places may alarm neighbors and for the protection of everyone should be avoided. My brother is a cop and has stated many times that open carry is technically legal, but not recommended. A cop trying to ask you to stop may feel threatened and in the face of danger things can get ugly fast.
Having orange tips on the gun helps, but doesn't take away the suspicion that anyone can paint a real gun the same way. I am 30 and understand wanting to run around playing even at my age. But there are places for that.
You may be able to get your stuff back. Not easily but cops (according to my brother) can't just take stuff away unless they have multiple warnings or good reason. I think this is just a slap to the face and warning to get you to understand that its not about games. It's a realistic looking weapon that can cause fear and chaos, or even worse.
I'm not sure how much you have invested and what they took away. But a trip with your parents (if you are under age) to the station may help you out. I don't see any charges coming from this but who knows. Like I said, I'm not sure how much you have invested in this. So its for you to decide the risk factor.
These forums are about respecting each other and being mature. This is a serious topic, so educating is more important than finger pointing and name calling.
Lesson learned. Don't do it again. Best of luck to you.
Alex R. Clark (ARC)
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I remembered when I played on public property with my friends before in August. Luckily there was no one around and that was the first and ONLY time we did that after I joined MiA in August. When I joined, I looked at the rules to see what is and isn't allowed, and trust me, it helps a lot.
Nonetheless, merk321, don't do it. It's bad enough we have people robbing stores with airsoft guns and painting RS guns with an orange tip (DON'T GET ANY IDEAS!!!).
Now, me and all of my friends are 14-17 and we've come a long way from "backyard airsofters" since August. We're still learning everyday though about airsoft and not mention school and life skills.
Again, I will reinstate my point. Most of the guys on this forum are going to be hard asses on a topic such as this because merk was lucky he was not shot at by the police. For instance, a former teammate was just bringing his replica to his car. Neighbors reported him and next thing he knew, he had two CPD Special Task Force Officers pointing guns at him. This is a serious matter that could lead to a stupid fatality.
I am one of many sheep dogs on the blue line protecting the sheep from the wolves.
Post by volumebikes on Jun 6, 2011 20:36:35 GMT -5
ya and the game on June fith was a nother way on how not to play airsoft ether there was a group in all acu getting shot and not calling hits all day it was the worst 10 bucks i have ever spent in my life