Holy shit! I've only just listened to this and realised I get mentioned by name. Okay, it's in twitch's rant against realistic blasters but hey, better than nothing.
Also, my Clarkson inpression is a bit better than Twitch's. Just saying.
Its a shame our little sport has so many immature little punks. (this is not a reference to age) Any blaster that is painted to look like an actual firearm should be treated as such. I do not use my painted blasters in wars and I even leave the orange barrels. There's many players that have embraced the TOY GUN backbone of nerfing and painted their blasters with "Eye Raping" paint schemes but there are still many who have not.
BritNerfMogul was mentioned specifically because of the astounding work he has done in the area of painting blasters but the thought of people actually being stupid enough to use blasters like that in a public park, especially a park that I am also running around in with a slightly less conspicuous toy bothers me. When the cops show up, the game is over.... PERMANENTLY!!!!! As soon as the authorities get called your days of nerfing in that particular area are over and likely this ruling will stretch to the boundary of the city you just got in trouble in.
Does anyone really want to see "No Projectile firing toys" added to the growing lists of regulations at the local park you play at??? The only thing that is keeping additions like that off the ruleboard is the fact that we are currently under the radar.... Imagine if some liberal city council members got on youtube and looked up "High powered nerf airgun" and found vids of some asshatt blowing holes in full pop cans with a 4b shooting marbles?? Do you think they would still allow us in their park with our deadly weapons?
Once again I want to say, Some people have made fabulous looking blasters but these blasters have no business, on a school playground or in a city park which is where most of us are currently playing.
I own nearly 6 acres and have another couple available to me and I have been to public hunting grounds. I regularly walk around my property and public hunting areas with actual firearms that look LESS threatening than the toys that are being showcased in the Paint jobs thread. There are many safety rules that you follow when handling a real firearm. Keep action open, No magazine, point at ground, no running. If a police officer showed up on my land asking about my gun He would politely be told to go shit in his hat. If the same cop showed up at a public hunting area he could keep me busy all day long asking me questions and there's nothing I would be able to do until the officer was satisfied that I was carrying the firearm legally and carefully. If I was running around on a playground with this firearm I would be locked up and taken away, If I was underage my parents and or guardian would be locked up also.
Ok I guess I'm done ranting.... no offense Britnerfmogul the rant was not directed towards you in any way, unless you run around in public with those cause that would make you an asshole.
Edited by Mr BadWrench, 16 May 2009 - 11:18 AM.