Beaverton Airsoft Gun Ban Begins May 1

Beaverton Airsoft Gun Ban Begins May 1

There are 21 comments on the www.kptv.com story from Apr 30, 2007, titled Beaverton Airsoft Gun Ban Begins May 1. In it, www.kptv.com reports that:

Starting on Tuesday, Beaverton authorities will begin enforcing an ordinance that outlaws Airsoft guns, which look like real firearms but use compressed air to shoot plastic pellets, in public places. via KPTV Beaverton

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“BelieveNothing TestEverything”

Since: Apr 07

Portland, OR

#1 May 1, 2007
For those not familiar with it, airsoft and paintball guns are very similar. This is a piece of feel good legislation that was enacted without much input from anyone familiar with the sport.
Da II

Piedmont, OK

#2 Jun 7, 2007
I"m or was a airsofter, thank God their legal in my state. I do see why their illegal in some states and I'm fine w/ that. I played in NM & the local PD came down in response too a call.
the public freaked out seeing my primary now( a mod. metal G3-SG1 w/ a scope) and a box of rounds. The real-life version shoots a 308 round & is full auto. It's a hybred weapon and it;s in Covrert Strike. It's known as the Autogun. Mine looks real until close scrunity is taken. Be confident that I do treat them as real until a cop verifies otherwise.
Da II

Piedmont, OK

#3 Jun 8, 2007
just wanted to comment that I'm about a hr or so south of OKC.
claudia in Saint Helens

Portland, OR

#5 Aug 7, 2007
the only thing smaller is your brain.

Since: Jun 07

Ft. Thomas

#6 Aug 20, 2007
Did they do this because of the standard police policy to shoot anybody seen with a gun without question? Were they afraid of shooting an airsoft hobbyist?
NAME

East Moriches, NY

#7 Nov 8, 2007
The banning of airsoft is an outrage. Just becuase people can use them in crimes doesn't mean we should ban them. There are other solutions. How about in order to play you must be in an arena. Anyone not playing in an areana would be arrested. Thats pretty fair if you ask. Me
OldRick

Beaverton, OR

#8 Nov 8, 2007
Banning knives would keep a lot more people from being harmed.

Of course, they do have other uses...
Super Bake

AOL

#9 Feb 24, 2008
This is getting crazy. We the people just have to say no! We are the people, we have the say so! If a crime was to be committed with an airsoft gun and you were the victim of that crime, wouldent you be glad if you happen to get shot that it was just a bb? I worry about the crazy guy who paints a blaze orange tip on his real m4.
DFSM_MAA

River Falls, WI

#10 May 4, 2008
I think you're all going overboard on this. This isn't a full on ban on airsoft. You just can't brandish them in public. Responsible airsofters don't want airsoft played in public parks and streets anyway. Stop being so foolish.
Mr airsoft

Hillsboro, OR

#11 Jan 24, 2009
that may be true we do not like airsoft just being displayed in public parks however we do enjoy going through a forrest and airsofting there however no longer may we do that and the arenas are expensive i mean 15 dollars every time you want to enjoy airsofting is ridiculous so really they should just loosen the restriction not completely ban them in beaverton
Josh

El Paso, TX

#12 Feb 24, 2009
I see why they're doing this. Better safe than sorry. But I think its not the best approach. I agree with Mr. airsoft. Many of us wont play in public areas but we enjoying going to a forest and just play with some friends instead of paying god knows how much to go to a arena. Regulations should be made so we can still use them. Im not saying we should be aloud to flash the guns around anywhere but if we want to have fun that we need to set a border that if people were to get to a set distance that they need to stop and find a new place to shoot. And maybe a FPS limit for out in public and weight limit on the BB's
Airsoft master

Yukon, OK

#13 Mar 11, 2009
This is ridicules, Airsoft is a great sport and so similar to paintball. I bet if it was a paintball gun the crime was committed with then it wouldn't be banned because it is more popular, even if it is more dangerous. Airsoft is a great sport and it shouldn't be confined to just arena's, its too expecive. Although I agree that people shouldn't play in the streets or public parks but seriously this is going a little far...
airsoft phsyco

Papillion, NE

#14 May 8, 2009
i am a airsofter and i think its a irresponsible move on the authorities part
red dawn

Baytown, TX

#15 May 21, 2009
BAN A BB GUN ---oohhh please you got to be kidding. I am in THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS and just can not believe this far left anti- gun BS.I have 2 springfield m1a, the real things, and shoot them in the back yard. of course the back yard is 500 acres. so its no problem. the cops and neighbors could care less. they all hunt and shoot. the cops come practice on the pistol range i built on my place. this ban a bb gun BS just sounds like it is coming from mars or that despised yankee infested east coast. I just can not believe this is coming from the pacific northwest, --- maybe you are too close to that left coast hell hole HOMOFONIA.they have screwed it up beyond belief. and are now bailing out like rats off a sinking ship. and bringing their far left politics with them. moving to other states to screw them up like california. sounds like its time to take your state back. vote these left wing liberal socialists out of office.
MrFuzzy

Mountain View, CA

#16 Jun 30, 2009
How can they ban airsofting, I airsoft myself and it my only hobbie I do. Im glad in my state we allow airsofting, without it I'd be home doing nothing but get fat.
riley

Scarborough, Canada

#17 Jul 21, 2009
this is probobally the stupidist law ive ever seen . like really wouldnt u think people would rather guys robbing stores with airsoft guns so that they cant even hurt someone than those guys buying real guns and robbing places . not to mention i live in canada so if i get an airsoft gun it has to be clear .
The non-retarded one

Bahrain

#19 Jan 5, 2010
You ppl are mildly retarded or what? It's a ban in PUBLIC places ie:

grocery store, playgrounds, running around on the street with them, the beach, schools.

They are not talking about private property or areas designated for the sole purpose of airsoft. This is to protect the players from getting shot by the local authorities. If someone who did not know any better sees you strutting around a public place with what looks like a real gun, obviously they will respond as if it is real.
I am serious about playing airsoft, I play in many countries and I fully understand why they passed this law. Quit complaining about it and open your eyes.

Be sure you read the whole article before commenting on it, least you look stupid.
asa

Union City, OK

#20 Jun 25, 2010
I think thats stupid. Im a person who does it every other day. I think they can ban it when people start robbing banks with airsoft guns. the BIG orange tip lets you know that its not real.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#22 Jun 28, 2010
It is it any wonder they call it BEAVERtown. Hahaha, you got to use real guns for shooting beavers.

http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/ce208/...

That's me shooting my .45ACP submachine gun and a "sawed off" 12ga 870LM Modular Combat Shotgun, that actually jams in the video but I cut that out. Some dude at the range loaned me some crappy low brass realoads and they didn't feed so well in my gun.

But anywhoo, get the real McCoy and quit playing airsoft, give them BEAVERtownies something to really worry about besides plastic pellets and electric model guns.
Giggles

Monmouth, OR

#23 Aug 24, 2010
As a responsible 22-year-old female (yes, female) biology major who happens to also be a part of the airsoft community in Oregon, I'm very disappointed in this legislation. Some of our key players are in Beaverton, and although we don't run around inside city limits showing off our replicas, this is just another reason for police to look at airsofting in a negative light. We always transport replicas either in-case or in the original box, safety on, without a magazine inside. I wonder if we would be reported when cleaning airsoft guns in the backyard?

I just don't know about this. It seems like we're being targeted. Feel-good legislation that comes about from no particular event always seems to be shifty.

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