Airsoft guns have been around for a while as have toy guns that look like real guns in general. While I suppose there is potential for kids getting into trouble. So far it hasn't shown to be much of a problem.
Tragedies have happened where cops have seen kids pointing what looked like real guns at people (like at the cops), resulting in the kids getting shot and killed.
That's the idea behind the red tips on toy guns. I think that anybody who wants to use AirSoft guns that look real must consider what could happen if they play around with them on the street, where they could be seen and mistaken.
Besides, AirSoft BB guns do eject projectiles. Anybody using an AirSoft gun should follow the same safety rules as for a real gun.
My little brother just introduced me to airsoft guns and he tells me that they go out and play in fields and such. I told him that i feel they should play in confined enviroments where the chances of someone mistaking them would be slim to none. I worry on the saftey of my family. I hope you understand.
It all comes back to the parents. Teach the kids to respect guns and handle them correctly and you should be fine. Make sure they aren't playing airsoft at the elementary school playground or doing something stupid. I have no problem with airsoft. My son just bought 2 yesterday...seems to have the same problem as his dad...(the kid likes guns.) :lol: