Airsoft Safety Foundation is A GO!

        

Check the NEW WEBSITE: http://www.airsoftsafetyfoundation.org/

We are the Airsoft Safety Foundation (ASF).

From the ASF Website:  “The Airsoft Safety Foundation (ASF) is currently composed of 11 California companies which collectively book over $150 million in revenues through 250 employees. Our collective mission has been to enhance and promote the safe sport of airsoft through training, education and outreach here in California as well as through industry wide initiatives, such as through the development of safe ASTM standards for airsoft products. (ASTM is the American Society for Testing and Materials, a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards).”

Member of the ASF are a veritable “who’s who” of USA and International airsoft companies, including:

101 TECH USA INC., AEX LLC (AKA, Airsoft Extreme), AIRSOFT WHOLESALE, AIRSPLAT.COM, DIVERGENCE CORP dba SPECIAL DISTRIBUT, EVIKE.COM INC., GAMEPOD COMBAT AIRSOFT, JAG PRECISION, INC., KENWAY EXPRESS dba PRIMA USA, KWA PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIES, SPARTAN IMPORTS, GI TOYS, INC. (AKA, Airsoft G.I.), AIRSOFT EXTREME, CYBERGUN S.A., PALCO SPORTS, SOFT AIR USA, and TAC CITY AIRSOFT

YEA, Check that list again…kinda hard to call anyone a bad-guy with that kind of company, and all focused on getting ONE THING DONE…Defeating Cali’s S.B. 798!   But they can NOT do it without the due-dilligence and hard work of EVERY AIRSOFTER in California, supported by everyone else across the USA and around the world.

FOR INFORMATION ON THE ASF’S ‘ Talking Points” agains Senate Bill 798, check THIS LINK, which lays out in detail the major objections to this misguided proposal: Namely

–Undermines “all of our efforts at airsoft safety.”

–It is going to criminalize and limit the property rights of current California merchants and owners

–and it will inevitably lead to an unsafe and unregulated black market in both airsoft and BB guns.

–For safety sake, neither a BB device nor an airsoft device should be colored as toys. The predominant black colors are purposeful expressions of the fact that these devices are only for individuals over 18 years of age. This law would color them in candy pink and green. Young children may believe to believe these are harmless toys for their plan and enjoyment. Airsoft and BB guns are colored black for good reason, they are devices that must be handed with care and respect.

–The military-style marketing which surrounds airsoft may alienate and frighten members of the public who do not understand that airsoft is a legitimate sport that requires strategy, training, fitness and endurance, perseverance, and etc. Please take the time to educate those whom you know what airsoft is, and that its practitioners include those whom are responsible for upholding our laws (police, FBI, military, and etc. who train using airsoft).

THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY-WIDE APPROACH AT “SHAPING THE FIGHT”…BUT WILL ONLY BE EFFECTIVE IF EVERYONE DOES THEIR PART…CONTACT CALIFORNIA’S SENATE AND HOUSE DELEGATIONS TODAY!   DO IT AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE DONE SO ALREADY…UNTIL EVERYONE GETS THE MESSAGE!

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