current hype in JP can easily rob us of our guns!
At last, the dude at Asobiba posted a photo of us from the Aug 28th night game.
Since i've already made a game report article here as well as on my main blog, i won't bother making another one. For this very reason we need to get our own camera guy ASAP. Speaking of team-publicity tho lol, i had some thoughts from seeing the recent storming of noobs with their rather "commercial" interest towards airsofting. Not against em at all, but there are certain things we now must be aware of...
Airsofting and mil-sim is originally a Japanese hobby since the 70's. Obviously created due to firearms being highly regulated in Japan. Interestingly enough, just like legal gun owners simply practicing the constitutional rights in the USA, the harmless airsofters in Japan had been suffering the same cold stares by silly mass of modern conformists, who in real life, don't even know what they are talking about really. Regardless of the educational level of the common folks, we live in democratic nations where simply the majority of votes counts in law makings. As legal firearms get regulated harder and harder in the west, airsofting is now rapidly becoming a popular hobby among western countries.
A Thing about Japanese-original inventions (historical or modern) is that, not only those are rare and niche products but they almost always seek&ask "confirmation from the Westerns". Now that Americans and Europeans are airsofting, Japanese mass are all of the sudden, in-it, and they are in-it hard.
I know at least 4 large airsoft fields opened up in Tokyo area alone this year, 2 more coming by the end. And i even see groups of females showing up at every sweaty mil-sim games that were once known to be the prime "men caves".
There's nothing wrong in growing popularity and diversification, especially in the eyes of capitalists,i might add. But the introduction of the common mass into niche subjects and subcultures usually comes in consequences.
Needless to say, the most known is the "cultural quality-drop". The art loving,underground party going NewYorkers being the most familiar thus sensitive about this issue i would say...
But anyways, when it comes to the hobby involving these highly realistic replica firearms, the upcoming consequences might not sound good to us, the original enthusiasts.
Someone with lesser knowledge about guns with insufficient amount of common sense, may provoke an unwanted attention from authority, causing in further strict regulations and ultimately, the banning of all airsofts.
We don't ever want that day to come any closer, do we?