Post by Hadoken on Jun 9, 2003 15:51:00 GMT -5
Rules for Michigan Airsoft Players
(Part 1 of 2)
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This rulebook has been created as a standard guideline for all airsoft events occurring in Michigan. Local event organizers and field owners may choose not to adopt, in whole or in part, the rules and regulations presented within this document. In such cases the rules of event organizers, field owners, and local authorities apply. In all cases local, state, and federal government laws and restrictions apply.
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These rules are presented as a guideline for safe and fair play. Safety is the first priority. Please use common sense and fair play while conducting yourselves at all airsoft events.
If properly organized, with special regard to obtaining proper permissions, the following circumstances should not arise. But, in the event that a non-player individual(s) begins to order the event players in a manner consistent with actions of a police officer every command should be followed. An officer of the law will identify himself as such and every instruction given must be followed explicitly.
In other circumstances, if a non-player individual(s) enters the event area all airsoft players should relay the information that a non-player is in the playing field, place their airsoft replicas on the ground and one individual (preferably the event organizer) should approach the non-player(s) in a non-threatening manner, to inform the non-player of the scheduled event and relay any information about permissions, or other relevant information. The non-player should be informed that for their safety they should move to an area outside of the event location. The player approaching the non-player should do so with eye/face protection removed and with their hands clearly visible.
Safety is the first priority. Please use common sense and fair play while conducting yourselves at all airsoft events.
General Rules and Regulations
Article 1: Each player should know the rules and obey them. Any waiver forms or agreements required by the event organizers, field owners, and/or local authorities must be filled out completely and signed prior to the start of an event. Any questions should be directed to the event organizers.
Article 2: Each player is personally responsible for his/her safety and equipment, whether owned, borrowed, or rented. If you break or damage property, you will be held responsible for those damages. Accidents do happen, but please be careful and play responsibly.
Article 3: Eye protection must be worn at all times, except in designated “safe” staging or preparation areas. Event organizers will inform the participants of such designated areas prior to the start of the event. It is recommended that players wear their eye protection at all times. Safety is the first priority.
- • Eye protection must be of the completely sealed type (there must be contact with the eyewear frame and face, fully surrounding the eyes). Lenses must meet the minimum rating of ANSI Z87.1, MIL-V-43511C, or ASTM F 1776-01.*Edited-02/18/04, Frostee Eye protection must not be able to be brushed off, knocked off, or moved easily. It is strongly suggested that all eye protection be secured with a strong elastic strap/band (the type intended for such uses). A full mask that covers the entire face is optional, but the lenses must meet the aforementioned ANSI or ASTM specification and the area around the eyes must be sealed to the frame.
Eye protection in question should be examined by the event organizers who may decide to perform a safety test before determining if the eye protection is suitable. It is highly recommended that any player wearing questionable eyewear be refused entry to the playing field. Safety is the first priority.
Article 4: All participants in nighttime events or events that may involve nighttime engagements are required to carry a working flashlight and whistle.
- • A blown whistle stops all game play, but players should leave their eye protection on until in a “safe” designated area.
• Whistle use is suggested for ending engagements and for emergencies such as a lost player, hurt player or non-player personnel within event boundaries (any area where the individual(s) might be injured or might deem the airsoft replicas as a threat).
Article 5: Use of fireworks or pyrotechnics by anyone other than a pyrotechnics industry professional is highly discouraged. Players should assume that these items are prohibited unless specifically informed otherwise by the event organizer, property owner, and/or local authorities.
- Event organizers should be responsible for checking state and local laws regarding legal fireworks, before allowing use on the field. In Michigan, state law information can be found here: www.michigan.gov/
- Event organizers are responsible for clearly posting, in the event description, whether fireworks use is allowed or prohibited, and/or what types are allowed.
- At the event briefing organizers are responsible for clearly stating whether, or what types of, fireworks use is authorized.
- Players who disobey event firework rules, especially by use of illegal fireworks, should be immediately removed from the event, with every attempt made to ban the offending player from future events.
Article 6: Knives, sharp or bladed instruments, bludgeoning devices, bows, real firearms and other “real steel” weapons are not allowed at any event. However, tools with small blades or pointed tools are permitted for their intended work use only and should be kept in a secure location outside of the playing field.
Article 7: Laser sights, flashlights (see Rule 4.), sound emanating devices and similar items may be dangerous to the eyes or ears and should only be used if permitted by the event organizer. Laser-sights must have less than 5mW optical effect. Special care must be taken when using such items.
Article 8: Handling, tampering with, or playing with another player’s equipment without that player’s express permission is strictly prohibited.
Article 9: Leaving the engagement boundaries through avenues other than those expressly for exit and entrance is prohibited, unless with the event organizer’s consent.
Article 10: The event grounds must be left in the same or better condition than at the start of the event. Therefore it is the responsibility of each individual to discard any waste materials or to put in order any area they have disrupted.
Article 11: Wildlife in the event area is not to be disturbed. Players are strictly forbidden to fire at any wildlife or domestic animals and should make every effort to leave the plant life relatively undamaged.
Article 12: Illegal drugs or alcohol are strictly forbidden from any event.
Article 13: The following variation of “real steel” weapon safety rules are to be observed while anywhere on the event grounds:
- • Every airsoft replica should be treated as a loaded weapon. Even if you are positive that the replica magazine is empty, the safety is on, and/or the battery is dead you must treat the airsoft replica as though it is capable of firing.
• Do not point the airsoft replica at anything that you are not willing to damage or destroy until on the playing field in an active engagement. Never point the airsoft replica at anyone who is not wearing appropriate eye protection.
• Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
• Be aware of what is behind your target.